May 30th and 31st, tickets and details here.
Jazz on a Summer’s Day
An incredible collection of classic live performances, Jazz on a Summer’s Day captures Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk, Chuck Berry, Mahalia Jackson, and many others performing at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival.
Don Cheadle goes to town in this long-gestating passion project – an alternative biopic of the trumpeter Miles Davis. Writing, directing and committing hard to his performance, Cheadle eschews the traditional biopic format, instead spinning Davis’ life out from the hub of a fictionalised story about a high-value session tape.
The Tuesday screening will be introduced by jazz specialist, international musician and critic Professor Jonathan Stockdale