Jazz On Film: Bird of a Nation: Charlie Parker and Clint Eastwood's Biopic

Tuesday, September 10th, 7:00pm

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem Presents:

Jazz on Film

Bird of a Nation: Charlie Parker and Clint Eastwood's Biopic

Clint Eastwood had the best of intentions when he created his Charlie Parker biopic Bird in 1988. Nonetheless, it perpetuated many of the myths that still dog jazz and its musicians. Parker is reduced to a fun-loving, headed for self-destruction man/child, totally devoid of the intelligence and maturity of the real Parker.

Krin Gabbard, professor of Comparative Literature at SUNY Stony Book, and author of Jammin' At The Margins, a groundbreaking study of jazz and film, will moderate the panel as they and the audience react to segments of the Eastwood film. We are especially honored to have the legendary saxophonist/composer/bandleader Jimmy Heath participating; he knew and played with Charlie Parker. Heath’s presence alone makes this a historic evening.

Panelists include Robert O'Meally, Loren Schoenberg, Jonathan Scheuer and legendary saxophonist/composer/bandleader Robert O'Meally. Moderated by Krin Gabbard.

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fS0M-GjgEi8

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Jazz On Film

Tuesday, July 9th, 7:00pm

Jazz On Film

Curated by the National Jazz Museum in Harlem

New Jerusalem Orchestra - Eternal Love ("Ahavat Olamim”)

Hosted by Nadav Remez

The New Jerusalem Orchestra (NJO) is a world-class musical ensemble dedicated to creating new music that draws on African and Middle Eastern musical traditions, including Middle Eastern piyyut (Jewish traditions of sacred music), and is informed by a sophisticated and joyous jazz sensibility. The film, Eternal Love, documents a spirited and moving live performance from the 2010 Israel Festival, featuring the virtuoso musician, gifted bandleader and founding member of the NJO, the bassist Omer Avital, together with the celebrated saxophonist, Greg Tardy, and the master of Moroccan piyyut, Rabbi Haim Louk.

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Jazz on Film: Wayne's World (Shorter, that is)

Tuesday, January 8th, 7:00pm

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem Presents

Jazz on Film: Wayne's World (Shorter, that is)

The filmic Wayne Shorter will be explored this evening. A look at the great American jazz saxophonist and composer. Jazz critic Ben Ratliff of the New York Times wrote that Shorter is "generally acknowledged to be jazz's greatest living composer." Many of Shorter's compositions have become jazz standards. His output has earned worldwide recognition, critical praise and various commendations, including multiple Grammy Awards. Shorter first came to wide prominence in the late 1950s as a member of, and eventually primary composer for, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. In the 1960s, he went on to join Miles Davis's Second Great Quintet, and from there he co-founded the jazz fusion band Weather Report. He has recorded over 20 albums as a bandleader.

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