Centred on the life of 90 year old veteran bass player, Chester Zardis, this documentary throws a light on the early years of New Orleans jazz. Zardis is shown playing in a variety of settings including duets with another New orleans veteran, guitarist Danny Barker.
Insightful commentary is added by master bassist Milt Hinton, and musicologists Bill Russell and Alan Lomax. The Louisiana ambience is enhanced with Bertha Zardis cooking up a batch of shrimp etoufee.
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All films are shown at the Beecroft Art Gallery
Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6EX.
2pm Entrance free