Symphony in Black

Directed by Fred Waller
Starring Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday
Run time 10 min

SYMPHONY IN BLACK features a brief vocal by a 19-year-old newcomer who was to become one of the greatest jazz legends of her time, Billie Holiday,\r\nand a performance of Duke Ellington’s jazz composition along symphonic lines. Ellington plays his symphonic jazz piece, “A Rhapsody of Negro Life,” with his orchestra against slice-of-life background scenes.

Name Role
Duke Ellington Cast Member
Billie Holiday Cast Member
Milton Hockey Writer
Fred Rath Writer
Fred Waller Director
Country United States of America
Run time 10 min
Year Completed 1935