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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Jazz Bio Film Week at Darb 17 18, from July 1-4, 2012.

Compliments of Ahmed Harfoush and The Jazz Society of Egypt the art and culture center
Darb 1718 invites you to a week of jazz bio-pic films displaying the lives of legendary American jazz artists who influenced the history of jazz. Originally scheduled to screen this week, the film screenings have been postponed to Sunday July 1 to Wednesday July 4, 2012 at Darb 17 18.

All films to be screened from 7.30 pm



“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.

Duration: 154 minutes


“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.

Duration: 58 minutes


“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.

Duration: 135 minutes


“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.

Duration: 115 minutes

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