Meet Film Creators at Screening March 2

Jazzed about documentaries — and jazz? At a March 2 Jazzfilm/Musictalk screening, meet the film creators of “Wham-Re-Bop-Boom-Bam: The Swing Jazz of Eddie Durham,” a WVIA original documentary film. Special guests Loren Schoenberg, producer and musical director, and award-winning filmmaker Kris Hendrickson ’88 will host. Admission is free
Photo courtesy @wviaofficial
Photo courtesy @wviaofficial

Members of the University community will have an opportunity to meet the creators of the WVIA original documentary film “Wham-Re-Bop-Boom-Bam: The Swing Jazz of Eddie Durham,” on March 2. Loren Schoenberg, producer and musical director, and award-winning filmmaker Kris Hendrickson ’88, will serve as hosts of a Jazzfilm/Musictalk screening event that spotlights the late Durham, who has been described as an "often overlooked, but totally unique, musical genius." 

The free Performance Music event will take place on March 2 at 3:30 p.m.,Houlihan-McLean Center. For additional information, call 570-941-7624 or email 

American Public Television website,, offers this about Durham:

"As a trombonist, guitarist, writer and arranger, he helped to author the signature sounds of Count Basie, Benny Moten, Jimmie Lunceford and Glenn Miller, while his pioneering work with amplified and electric guitars paved the way for today's rock 'n roll."

What you should know about the guest hosts Loren Schoenberg and Kris Hendrickson ’88...


Schoenberg, the film's producer and music director, has been published widely (including in the New York Times), and his book, "The NPR Guide to Jazz," was released in 2003. Among his credits:

  • lectured at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the White House, the New York Philharmonic, Stanford University and the Aspen Institute,
  • received two Grammy awards for best album notes,
  • oversaw the Benny Goodman Archives at Yale University, and
  • has been involved in multiple capacities in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s education programs for 20 years.

Hendrickson '88, filmmaker, is a two-time Mid-Atlantic Regional Emmy winner, an 11-time Emmy nominee, and the recipient of six awards from the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters. His work has taken him around the United States and across Europe and Canada shooting, directing and editing nationally- distributed series and documentaries. Among his credits:

  • has worked as a director, producer, editor and graphic designer for both commercial and public broadcasting stations, is part of the production and creative team at WVIA, and
  • splits his time between long-form and short-form multimedia and video production projects.

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