Screening of two Jazz Film Documentary feature films in competition at this years Copenhagen Jazz Film Festival: GEORDIE JAZZ MAN (50) + THOMAS CHAPIN, NIGHT BIRD SONG (90min) + KOJO (14)
With Eric Burdon, Wynton Marsalis, Mike Figgis and the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Greg Hicks feature in this film that is an atmospheric celebration of an eccentric man, the jazz movement but mainly of a never say die contrary spirit which ‘GEORDIE JAZZ MAN’ Keith Crombie personified.
THOMAS CHAPIN. Destined to be among the great jazz virtuosos, sax and flute master Thomas Chapin was nearing the pinnacle of his meteoric rise when leukemia took him at the age of 40. Decades later, his passionate life and incandescent music continues to inspire new generations of artists and musicians. The new documentary THOMAS CHAPIN, NIGHT BIRD SONG draws an intimate portrait of a musical explorer who transcended the boundaries of jazz and dissolved the distinctions between sound and music. Because of this film, he will no longer be only a footnote in jazz. His indelible mark on jazz will be known.
KOJO is a short profile piece on child prodigy jazz drummer Kojo Odu Roney.