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Jazz meets Film in the London Jazz Festival

The intersection between jazz and film is explored in this year’s London Jazz Festival (11-20 Nov), with a strand of programming that celebrates the relationship between music and the big screen. In the opening weekend, they are screening a new Charlie Chaplin-inspired silent film, which re-imagines a young Louis Armstrong as he navigates his way through New Orleans – the quintessential jazz city. The film will be screened to a live score, composed by Wynton Marsalis, and performed by an A-list ensemble. Watch the trailer below:


In the second weekend, the Festival looks to two great film composers:

RICHARD GALLIANO: La Strada Quintet – A Tribute to Nino Rota
Thursday 17 November 2011
7:30pm, Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall
To mark Nino Rota’s centenary year, world-renowned accordionist Richard Galliano and his La Strada Quintet pay tribute to revered film composer, Nino Rota, whose iconic scores include Fellini’s La Dolce Vita and and Coppola’s The Godfather.

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Saturday 19 November 2011
7:30pm, Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall
The legendary film director Emir Kusturica performs his own works, and other works from films he has directed.  With The No Smoking Orchestra, Emir Kusturica brings to London his wild collision of gypsy, punk and rock music from right across the Balkans.

Many of Kusturica’s early films such as Underground and In The Time of Gypsies were scored by Goran Bregovic, but with his film Black Cat, White Cat, Kusturica seized the reins, creating the score, playing guitar and fronting the No Smoking Orchestra.

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