Published on July 2, 2016
“All That Jazz” (alternatively “And All That Jazz”) is a song from the 1975 musical Chicago. It has music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, and is the opening song of the musical. The title of the 1979 film, starring Roy Scheider as a character strongly resembling choreographer/stage and film director Bob Fosse, is derived from the song
Bursting With Song explained the song’s context within the 2002 film: “We see Velma Kelly stomp into that very same nightclub, where she performs “All That Jazz” as a solo headliner; we know she’s killed her sister and boyfriend, and so do the cops, who arrest her after the number ends”
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