Culture > Events > FILM AND CONCERT UK JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL 2019: IT MUST SCHWING – THE BLUE NOTE STORY + LIVE JAZZ
Event Date: 17th Nov 2019 | 17:15
FILM AND CONCERT UK JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL 2019: IT MUST SCHWING – THE BLUE NOTE STORY + LIVE JAZZ
CINÉ LUMIÈRE - INSTITUT FRANÇAIS Institut français du Royaume-Uni 17 Queensberry Place London SW7 2DT London
Live Jazz from the BlueNotes will set the right mood for this Wim Wenders-produced documentary about the legendary Blue Note Label. We are pleased to support this event.
BlueNotes will play from 5:15pm; the film will start at 6pm.
What makes the story of jazz label Blue Note exceptional is not only its roster of artists – Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk, to name just a few – but also its founders. Jazz buffs Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff fled Germany in the 1930s and settled in New York City, making it their life’s work to give the music they so admired the respect it deserved. Produced by Wim Wenders, this film is as cool as the Blue Note sound and as stylish as its iconic albums’ covers.
“A unique and intimate look at the most exciting era in jazz, one that changed the world forever… impressive!” – Rolling Stone
Germany, USA 2018, colour & b/w, 115 mins. English and German with English subtitles.
Director: Eric Fiedler.