Silent Surrealism Films with Live Gypsy Jazz from The Hot Club of San Francisco
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Lead by musical director, nine-time Grammy winner and trumpet player Wynton Marsalis, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will perform the music of Count Basie and Duke Ellington on this return visit to Southern California. The 15-piece ensemble features some of the foremost authorities on jazz as well as acclaimed soloists and ensemble players. Known for their technical prowess and authentic performances, you'll experience songs by Basie and Ellington like you never have before. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is one of the most acclaimed ensembles playing today, with a relentless touring schedule that takes them around the world. Learn More
Imagine early 1920s Paris – a small, intimate theatre plays host to new and avant-garde cinema, specifically, the silent surrealist films of the day. The entire town seems to be present: The bourgeoisie, the big thinkers of the time, the aristocracy, and the escapists. They’ve all gathered to experience this cutting-edge art and later, will reconvene at the local cafes to discuss and debate the merits of the film, the actors, and the director.
Fast-forward 80 years. Continuing this early French tradition, a similar scene plays out as The Hot Club of San Francisco presents Silent Surrealism films with live gypsy jazz. These films with the distinctive music made famous by Stephane Grappelli, Django Reinhardt, and the Hot Club de France. A brilliant multi-media trip back to a time when the artistic and literary style emerged as a means of expressing the imagination…when writers and filmmakers were more interested in the implications of words and images and providing the audience with the opportunity to vicariously experience the unknown or unimaginable.