Writer, broadcaster and musician Mike Pointon presents a retrospective of jazz in the movies and on television over fifty years, with many rare extracts of legendary jazzmen in performance from New Orleans to the swing era.
Among the great musicians featured are Eubie Blake, Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Bix Beiderbecke, Kid Ory, George Lewis, Duke Ellington, Red Allen, Pee Wee Russell, Stuff Smith, Wild Bill Davison, Dizzie Gillespie, Benny Carter, Lester Young and Bruce Turner. Singers include Anita O’Day, Big Joe Turner, Alberta Hunter and Ivie Anderson.
Mike also premieres a recently-discovered newsreel clip that is rumoured to show the tragic jazz pioneer trumpeter Buddy Bolden in action on screen for the first time!
‘After Hours’ a film by Bruce Ricker
Following the presentation there will be a screening of ‘After Hours’ a film by Bruce Ricker. The film features Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Milt Hinton, Cozy Cole, Johnny Guarnieri, Barry Galbraith and singer Carol Stevens as they meet together in an after hours jam session.
There will be an entrance charge of £5 for the presentation, with proceeds going to The Jazz Centre UK.
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Jazz on Screen
The presentation will be at the Beecroft Art Gallery, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6EX.
1pm Entrance £5