Events & Movies

Saturday, January 20th, 2018
Movie: Stan Getz —Vintage Getz

This open-air performance by the great Stan Getz was recorded in Mandavi vineyard, Napa, California in 1983. Stan is backed by a talented and sympathetic trio consisting of Victor Lewis on drums, Marc Johnson on bass and Jim McNeely on piano. Whether playing ballads, bebop or bossa nova the outcome…

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Saturday, January 27th, 2018
Live Jazz: Vasilis Xenopoulus and Nigel Price Trio

Saturday January 27th 2pm – 4pm Spike’s Place at the Jazz Centre UK Presents Live Jazz with: Vasilis Xenopoulos & the Nigel Price Trio Brilliant tenor saxophonist Vasilis Xenopoulos and 2016 British Jazz Award Winner for Best Guitarist, Nigel Price and his trio, kick off the new club at the…

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Saturday, February 3rd, 2018
Movie: Lush Life

‘Lush Life’ is an enjoyable jazz-themed movie first shown at the 1993 London Jazz Festival. It stars Forrest Whittaker and Jeff Goldblum as two jobbing jazz musicians. “The film traces their lives as they move through the peripatetic world of the session musician. Along the way, there’s plenty of admirable music…

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Saturday, February 10th, 2018
Movie: Django Reinhardt – King of Jazz Guitar

Django Reinhardt’s music touches more people today than ever before. The shadow of Europe’s first jazz superstar still looms over performers 50 years after his death. Django’s music is romantic, technically superb, intensely rhythmic and always melodic. This documentary is a worthy contribution to the life of this jazz legend. All…

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Saturday, February 17th, 2018
Movie: Benny Carter: Montreux ‘77 & Roy Eldridge – Montreux ‘77

Two giants of jazz from the swing era perform at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1977. Trumpeter Roy Eldrige is teamed up with Oscar Peterson, Niels Pederson and Bobby Durham in a scintillating set. Sublime saxophonist (and trumpeter), arranger, composer and bandleader, Benny Carter is accompanied by Ray Bryant, Niels…

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Saturday, February 24th, 2018
Live Jazz: The Alan Barnes Quartet

Saturday 24th 2pm – 4pm Spike’s Place at the Jazz Centre UK Presents Live Jazz with: The Alan Barnes Quartet Alan Barnes is a multi-instrumentalist, multi-award winner, prolific international performer, composer, arranger and bandleader. “His stylistic range is quite phenomenal… He has a wonderful capacity for suggesting a given style…

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Previous Events & Movies

Saturday, January 13th, 2018
Movie: The Girls in the Band & The International Sweethearts of Rhythm

In the world of jazz, women have long been marginalized as singers or piano players. This film shines a light on the all-women bands, the talented trumpeters, saxophonist and drummers, the struggles of the handful who broke through the male bastions, and brings us into the present day, where brilliantly gifted…

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Saturday, January 6th, 2018
Movie: La La Land

‘La La Land’ is a 2016 American musical romantic comedy-drama film which received worldwide critical acclaim. Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) is an aspiring jazz pianist who dreams of opening his own jazz club. Tired of playing muzak in a restaurant to non listening diners he slips into a passionate jazz improvisation and…

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Saturday, December 23rd, 2017
Movie Schedule December 2nd – December 23rd 2017

View and Download: Jazz Centre Movies December

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Saturday, November 25th, 2017
Movie Schedule November 4th – November 28th 2017

View and Download: Jazz Centre Movies Nov 4th – November 2017

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Saturday, October 28th, 2017
Movie Schedule October 14th – October 28th 2017

View and Download: Jazz Centre Movies Oct 14th – Oct 28th 2017

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Saturday, October 7th, 2017
Grand Opening Movies

View and Download: October 7th – Three Jazz Movies

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Saturday, October 7th, 2017
Grand Opening Day

Roll up roll up for the Grand Opening Day of our ‘Living Heritage of Jazz Museum’ – the first-ever of its kind in the UK. Come and meet us all on SATURDAY OCTOBER 7th when the ribbon will be cut at 11am in the jazz basement of THE BEECROFT ART…

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Saturday, September 30th, 2017
Movie Schedule: September 2nd – September 30th 2017

View and Download: September 2017 movies

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Saturday, June 17th, 2017
Movie – Duke Ellington: The Classic Hollywood Years

Different films of the Duke and his orchestra, including assorted musical sequences from motion pictures. Duke’s debut in the short “Black and Tan”. The short “A Bundle of Blues” with a lenghty rendition of “Stormy Weather” that starred Ivie Anderson. “Symphony in black: A rhapsody of Negro life” with Billie Holiday….

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Saturday, June 10th, 2017
Movie – Brownie Speaks

A native of Wilmington, Delaware, jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown made an ­outstanding and influential contribution to music. He was killed in a car ­accident at the age of 25. This feature-length documentary presents a richly ­detailed ­account of Brown’s life, and examines his historical importance in the context of three…

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Saturday, June 3rd, 2017
Movie – High Society

This remake of ‘The Philadelphia Story’ into a star-studded ­technicolor musical with Cole Porter tunes works splendidly and remains an underrated gem. Starring Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and jazz great Louis Armstrong, the Cole Porter score, and lyrical content is delivered memorably by the ­charismatic performers. All films…

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Saturday, May 27th, 2017
Movie – Jazz Legends: Johnny Griffin, Richie Cole

Two 30 minute programs recorded in 1981 at the Village ­Vanguard. One with the Johnny Griffin Quartet, with Ronnie Matthews, Ray Drummond, and Kenny Washington. The second with the Richie Cole Quintet, featuring pianist Bobby Enriqez and guitarist Bruce Forman. All films are shown at the Beecroft Art Gallery Victoria…

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Saturday, May 20th, 2017
Movie – Keep On Keepin’ On

Shot over the course of five years, “Keep On keepin’ On” depicts the remarkable story of jazz legend Clark Terry. Part of the film is about him mentoring a young blind jazz pianist Justin Kauflin. Terry is among the few performers ever to have played in both Count Basie’s and…

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Saturday, May 13th, 2017
Movie – Stormy Weather

A veteran jazz musician looks back at his life, the flashbacks providing the excuse for the top-notch musical talents of the day to show what they could do. Includes ‘Stormy Weather’, ‘Jumpin Jive’ and ‘Ain’t Misbehaving’, performed by the likes of Cab Calloway, Fats Waller, Lena Horne and Mae Johnson….

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Saturday, May 6th, 2017
Movie – Buddy Rich: The Lost West Side Story Tapes

Originally recorded in 1985, the master tapes of Buddy Rich and his band’s performance of West Side Story were thought to have been lost in a fire. The 2-hour concert showcases Rich’s characteristically percussive approach to Leonard Bernstein’s score, with a helping of standards that prove the band to be…

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Saturday, April 29th, 2017
Movie – Fats Waller: This Joint is Jumpin’

A reflective musical documentary about the life and career of the American jazz pianist, organist, composer and comedic entertainer featuring vintage performance footage and interviews with Maurice Waller (Fats’ son) and musicians Sammy Price and Paul Machlin.There are a large number of performance numbers taken from various sources. All films…

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Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
Movie – Dingo

Miles Davis makes his only acting appearance in this film about a jazz trumpeter who dares to realise his musical dreams in the Australian outback. Featuring a stunning Miles Davis soundtrack, Dingo is director Rolf De Heer’s cinematic ode to the power of music. All films are shown at the…

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Saturday, April 15th, 2017
Movie – Live at Ronnie Scott’s: Art Blakey

Recorded in February 1985, Art Blakey leads the legendary six-piece Messengers (including trumpeter Terence Blanchard and saxophonist Donald Harrison) from behind his drums and turns in a truly powerful, driving performance that belies his sixty-six years. All films are shown at the Beecroft Art Gallery Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6EX….

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Saturday, April 8th, 2017
Movie – Satchmo: the Life of Louis Armstrong

Gary Giddins has been called “the best jazz writer in America today” (Esquire). Louis Armstrong has been called the most influential jazz musician of the century. Together this auspicious pairing has resulted in Satchmo, one of the most vivid and fascinating portraits ever drawn of one of the greatest figures…

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Saturday, April 1st, 2017
Movie – New York, New York

By the acclaimed director Martin Scorsese, and filmed on fabulous sets, this affectionate musical starring Robert De Niro and Liza Minnelli celebrates the jazz and big-band scenes of post-war America. This extended version of the film also features the unforgettable original soundtrack by John Kander and Fred Ebb. New York,…

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Saturday, March 25th, 2017
Movie – Manhattan Transfer: Vocalese Live

The Manhattan Transfer flex their jazz muscles in this 80-minute performance , recorded in Tokyo in 1986. The quartet were touring in support of their hit Vocalese album and much of the show is devoted to that style, which consists of singing words over existing jazz instrumentals. Tunes by Woody…

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Saturday, March 11th, 2017
Movie – Charles Mingus: Triumph of the Underdog

This documentary focuses on the life and music of jazz composer Charles Mingus (1922-1979), combining archival footage and interviews with two of his wives, Sue Mingus (a co-producer of this film) and Celia Mingus Zaentz, plus a variety of performers and past Mingus associates, including Dannie Richmond and John Handy….

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Saturday, March 4th, 2017
Movie – The Benny Goodman Story

‘The Benny Goodman Story’ stars Steve Allen and Donna Reed. The lm is based on the life of Goodman, who recorded most of the clarinet solos used in the lm, with performances by the original Benny Goodman Quartet (Gene Krupa, Teddy Wilson, and Lionel Hampton). All films are shown at…

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Saturday, February 25th, 2017
Movie – Weather Report: Birdland

A live concert performance from American jazz fusion group Weather Report, lmed in Tokyo in 1984. “Weather Report, an iconic in uence on the development of jazz-rock fusion, originally formed as a quintet in 1970. Its core partnership of saxophonist Wayne Shorter and keyboardist Joe Zawinul brought together in uences…

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Saturday, February 11th, 2017
Movie – Dixieland Jazz

In the 1930s, the Bobcats were a hot subset of the Bob Crosby Orchestra. In this 1951 reunion they perform eight numbers, including “Who’s Sorry Now?” “Lazy Mood,” and “Panama.” Another all-star band led by the ever-charming Jack Teagarden performs “Basin Street Blues,” “Wolverine Blues,” “Rocking Chair,” “Dark Eyes,” “Georgia…

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Saturday, January 14th, 2017
An Intimate Audience with DARYL SHERMAN

Following the successful fundraiser presented by our great friend SIR MICHAEL PARKINSON in December which raised over £5000.00, The Jazz Centre UK is proud to present ‘An intimate audience with DARYL SHERMAN’ on Saturday January 14th 2017. Daryl is the premier jazz singer-pianist in the USA and spent twelve years…

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Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

In conversation with his son Mike and showing highlights from the Parkinson archive, An Evening with Sir Michael Parkinson is a unique opportunity to get an intimate, entertaining and informative look at the career of a man who, in over 50 years in the business, has interviewed over 2000 of…

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