Tuesday 22 September 2015

The Big Score - Jazz On The Screen

Jazz on the the big screen. Actual films about jazz notwithstanding, many motion pictures have been enhanced by scores featuring and/or written by jazz musicians. Think Ascenseur pour l'échafaud and Miles Davis, Duke Ellington's score of Anatomy of a Murder and more recently Antonio Sanchez's solo drum score for Birdman.

On October 7th, music historian Chris Phipps will give a talk in Newcastle (Bewick Hall, City Library) entitled The Big Score - Jazz On The Screen. The talk will explore the links between jazz and film, looking at the contributions made by composers and improvisers to movies over the past 50+ years.

Music Historian Phipps is no stranger to interesting events; last year he teamed up with a Newcastle City Centre restaurant Two Fifths to run a series of events with music-themed menus and talks. (Read more about that here)

The event starts at 6.30pm on Wednesday 7th October and tickets can be booked via the Newcastle council website or by calling 0191 2774100.

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