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Rich Mix screens free outdoor early jazz films to coincide with Canary Wharf Jazz Festival

Posted at 5:30 pm, August 11, 2011 in Arts & Entertainment

Jazz on a Summer's Day film at canary wharfAs if three-days of live music at the Canary Wharf Jazz Festival wasn’t enough to whet the appetites of London’s scat fans, the Rich Mix is also throwing a selection screenings of fabulous early jazz movies, and best of all it’s all for free. Bebop arbiter and composer Thelonius Monk figures prominently, with two films from the jazz archives. On Friday at 1pm, they’re showing ‘Monk’, a 1988 documentary on the legend’s appearances at Atlanta and the Village Vanguard, and on Sunday morning a screening of ‘Monk in Europe’, a 1968 on-the-road movie about his Newport Jazz Festival appearance. Sandwiched in between on Saturday morning is one of the greatest jazz flicks of all time, ‘Jazz on a Summer’s Day’. Not to be missed.

For info, see richmix.org.uk or Canary Wharf Jazz Festival listing.

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