Darb 1718 will host a week-fill of bio films showcasing the lives and art of iconic American jazz musicians who's impact on the development of the genre cannot be denied.
Screenings will be place starting 7:30pm between 24-27 June. The event is hosted in cooperation with Ahmed Harfoush and the Jazz Society of Egypt.
Sunday 24 June
“Bird” (1988): The Life story of legendary saxophonist Charlie Parker - with tunes including Lester Leaps In, Ornithology, Why Do I Love You, April in Paris and All of Me. Directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Forest Whitaker and Diane Venora.
Monday 25 June
“When I Fall in Love: The One and Only Nat King Cole” (2003): A documentary on the life of pianist and vocalist Nat “King” Cole – including interviews with family members and colleagues accompanied by footage from Nat’s performances.
Tuesday 26 June
“Till the Clouds Roll By” (1946): The life story of composer Jerome Kern with classic tunes including Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, A Fine Romance, All the Things You Are and excerpts from the musical Show Boat starring Robert Walker, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Lena Horne and Angela Lansbury.
Wednesday 27 June
“The Glenn Miller Story” (1954): The life story of composer and swing big band leader Glenn Miller, starring James Stewart as Miller with a cameo appearance by Louis Armstrong with tunes including Moonlight Serenade, Little Brown Jug and In the Mood.
Kasr El Shame'e Street, Al Fakhareen, behind the Hanging Church and Amr Mosque