The Jazz Ambassadors

Film Interviewees

Air date: 05/04/2018

The Jazz Ambassadors

Premieres Friday, May 4, at 10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings)

Streams beginning May 5 on and PBS apps


Film Interviewees 


Nicholas Cull

Author, The Cold War and the United States Information Agency


Robin D. G. Kelley

Author, Africa Speaks, America Answers


Penny Von Eschen

Author, Satchmo Blows Up the World


Brenda Gayle Plummer

Author, Rising Wind: Black Americans and U.S. Foreign Affairs


Adam Clayton Powell, III

Son of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. 


Charlie Persip

Drummer, 1965 Dizzy Gillespie Tour


Quincy Jones

Musician and Arranger


Ricky Riccardi

Louis Armstrong biographer


Robert O’Meally

Author and Jazz Critic


Ryszard Horowitz

Polish Jazz Enthusiast


Gennady Golstein

Soviet Jazz Musician 


Darius Brubeck

Jazz Musician 


David Goloschekin

Soviet Jazz Musician


Bill Crow

Bass Player, Benny Goodman USSR Tour


Tom Simons

Former US Ambassador to Pakistan / 1963 Ellington Liaison Officer