EFG London Jazz Festival 2022: Jazz on Screen
This selection of films looks back into the past to find some filmic treasures featuring several jazz legends!
We celebrate the centenary of Charles Mingus through the iconic London noir, All Night Long, we raid the BBC archives to find some classic TV recordings from the seminal series, Jazz 625 and we look at the political turmoil of Chicago in the late 50s and early 60s, to contextualise the long history of jazz experimentation from the windy city.
Jazz on Screen: Jazz 625 + Introduction
We bring together two episodes of the television programme Jazz 625. Celebrating the legacy of the show and reflecting on the role it played in introducing a host of musicians to British audiences.
Jazz on Screen: All Night Long
To celebrate the centenary of Charles Mingus, we screen Basil Dearden’s stunning London noir, a reworking of Shakespeare’s Othello and snapshot of the local 1960s jazz scene
Jazz on Screen: The Cry of Jazz + American Revolution 2
These films showcase different portrayals of Chicago, race relations and politics throughout the 1960s, providing a back-drop to the radical jazz movements that would emerge across the decade.