Posted by The Jazz Gypsy
Thursday, June 10, 2010, 7:30 pm
The Nate Holden Peforming Arts Center
4718 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016
Celebrating L.A.’s Rich Jazz History…The Playboy Jazz Festival’s (PBJF) annual ‘Jazz on
Film’night, hosted by noted jazz archivist Mark Cantor, will celebrate the legacy of jazz with a move to a new location in Mid-City Los Angeles this year. This FREE event is presented by PBJF, in cooperation with the Ebony Repertory Theatre at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center. Cantor will share a series of rarely seen performances celebrating some of the most important as well as the sometimes forgotten, names in Jazz. ‘Jazz on Film’ will feature archival footage from jazz luminaries such as Thelonious Monk, Dexter Gordon, and Miles Davis, who all performed at many of L.A.’s top jazz clubs, including The Parisian Room, The It Club, and the Hillcrest Club. There will also be film clips of performances by such notables as Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Louis Armstrong, Mel Tormè, Dinah Washington and more.
Playboy will also present the award-winning jazz documentary CHOPS, immediately following Cantor’s show. The documentary follows the quest of a high school band from the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Florida to prove they’re as hard swinging as any band in the country--a quest that puts them onstage in front of a packed house at NYC’s Jazz at Lincoln Center and its artistic director, Wynton Marsalis.
Tip: Lot parking is conveniently located one block east of the theatre on Washington and Vineyard Avenue