Wednesday, 06. March 2019, Burns Court Cinema, Sarasota "Generations of Jazz" Festival - "Round Midnight" Film & Concert

from 06. March 2019 - 9:00 till 12:00

Burns Court Cinema

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"Round Midnight" is a 1986 American-French musical drama film directed by Bertrand Tavernier and written by Tavernier and David Rayfiel. It stars Dexter Gordon, François Cluzet and Herbie Hancock. Martin Scorsese, Philippe Noiret and Wayne Shorter appear in cameos.
The protagonist jazzman, "Dale Turner", was based on a composite of real-life jazz legends Lester Young (tenor sax) and Bud Powell (piano). While the film is fictionalized, it is drawn directly from the memoir/biography Dance of the Infidels written by French author Francis Paudras, who had befriended Powell during his Paris expatriate days and on whom the character "Francis" is based. The film is a wistful and tragic portrait that captures the Paris jazz scene of the 1950s.
Gordon was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and won a Grammy for the film's soundtrack entitled The Other Side of Round Midnight in the category for Best Instrumental Jazz Performance, Soloist. Hancock won the Academy Award for Best Music, Original Score.    (Wikipedia Entry)
The film will be preceded by a live jazz performance by Jeremy Carter on saxophone & John O’Leary on keys. This is Sarasota Jazz Festival Special Event!
JAZZ CLUB MEMBERS RECEIVE $5.00 DISCOUNT -                                                                                        JUST ENTER THE PROMOTION CODE FOUND ON YOUR 2018-2019 MEMBERSHIP CARD!

Ticket for this event are also available for a Thursday morning showing, and as part of the VIP/HOTEL, VIP and COMBO packages.
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Sarasota "Generations of Jazz" Festival - "Round Midnight" Film & Concert, Burns Court Cinema event

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