JIFF film screening and jazz sessions

2 November 2017
Film screening of Body and Soul: An American Bridge Thursday 6.15pm
Jazz sessions Thursday 7.30pm or 9pm
Lido Cinema, 675 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn

Body and Soul: An American Bridge

About the film

The Great American Songbook is replete with standards from Jewish composers, inducted into the jazz canon by black musicians. Perhaps none has been as enduring as the 1930s tune Body and Soul, composed by Jewish songwriter Johnny Green, introduced on Broadway by Jewish torch singer Libby Holman, and first recorded as a jazz piece by Louis Armstrong. The screening of Body and Soul will commence at 6.15pm at the Lido Cinema. Click here to buy tickets. 

About the jazz gig

Following the screening of Body and Soul: An American Bridge at The Jewish International Film Festival, we co-present some hip-swaying, soul shaking Amy Winehouse-inspired jazz. Ruth Rogers-Wright & Fem Belling will be joined by the Mark Fitzgibbon Trio to play the jazz standards of Amy Whitehouse. Tickets to two jazz sessions are available through the booking link above.

*Please note that tickets to the screening and jazz gigs are sold separately.

As part of the Jewish International Film Festival these events are brought to you by us and Lido Cinema.

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