This documentary reveals the untold story of the aggressive public, legal, and media campaigns against Jazz music and the musicians starting in the early 1900’s.

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THE DEVIL’S MUSIC | Maria Agui Carter : Writer, Producer, Director | Co-Writer, Producer, Director - Calvin J. Lindsay | Culture Shock Series, National PBS, 2000 (56 mins.)

“Addressing this complex intersection of race and class, the series finally engages viewers in a conversation as vigorous as the art it chronicles”.

— Caryn James, The New York Times


Excerpt from The Devil’s Music featuring Albert Murray and Ann Douglas.

Excerpt from The Devil’s Music (2000) featuring Rachelle Ferrell.