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  • The Savoy King: Chick Webb & the Music That Changed America (2012)
  • 90 min | Documentary, Biography
The Savoy King: Chick Webb & the Music That Changed America (2012)
90 min | Documentary, Biography

A documentary on drummer/bandleader Chick Webb, Ella Fitzgerald, and Harlem's Savoy Ballroom.
Director
Jeff Kaufman (as Jeffrey Kaufman)
Writer
Jeff Kaufman (as Jeffrey Kaufman)
Producers
Jeff Kaufman (as Jeffrey Kaufman) | Marcia Ross
Editor
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Updated Dec 31, 2011

Release date
Jun 5, 2012 (United States)

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27 cast members
Name Known for
Bruce Barnes
Barney Bigard (voice) Barney Bigard (voice)   See fewer
Louie Bellson
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Rocky Carroll
Narrator (voice) Narrator (voice)   See fewer
Billy Crystal
Mezz Mezzrow (voice) Mezz Mezzrow (voice)   See fewer
Tyne Daly
Helen Oakley Dance (voice) Helen Oakley Dance (voice)   See fewer
Keith David
Charles Buchanan (voice) Charles Buchanan (voice)   See fewer
Duke Ellington
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Ella Fitzgerald
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Andy Garcia
Mario Bauzá (voice) Mario Bauzá (voice)   See fewer
Dizzy Gillespie
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Danny Glover
Count Basie (voice) Count Basie (voice)   See fewer
Jeff Goldblum
Artie Shaw (voice) Artie Shaw (voice)   See fewer
Corey Hawkins
Chick Webb (voice) Chick Webb (voice)   See fewer
Janet Jackson
Ella Fitzgerald (voice) Ella Fitzgerald (voice)   See fewer
John Legend
Duke Ellington (voice) Duke Ellington (voice)   See fewer
Ron Perlman
Gene Krupa (voice) Gene Krupa (voice)   See fewer
Billy Porter
Dizzy Gillespie (voice) Dizzy Gillespie (voice)   See fewer
Eugene Robinson
Teddy McRae (voice) Teddy McRae (voice)   See fewer
Charlie Watts
Stanley Dance (voice) Stanley Dance (voice)   See fewer
Chick Webb
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
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