In anticipation of our festival opening later this month, join us for two very special presentations in partnership with VIFF Vancity Theatre this weekend.
On Monday evening, Bill Evans: Time Remembered screens at 8:40pm at the VIFF Vancity Theatre.
Bruce Spiegel’s sweeping documentary covers Evans’s boyhood in North Plainfield, New Jersey to his early death at age 51 in 1980. The filmmaker amassed a staggering number of interviews with Evan’s contemporaries and admirers such as Billy Taylor, Gene Lees, Tony Bennett, Jack DeJohnette, Jon Hendricks, Jim Hall, Bobby Brookmeyer, Chuck Israels, Paul Motian, Gary Peacock, and Joe LaBarbera.
“For his dedication to Evans’s legacy and his unmistakable love of his music, both of which are vividly demonstrated in this fine document, Spiegel is to be commended. This film is essential viewing, not only for Evans’s fans but for all lovers of modern jazz.” – allaboutjazz
While best known for playing with Miles Davis on Kind of Blue, Evans brilliance as a pianist and influence on future generation of jazz is clear. This is compulsory viewing for all jazz aficionados!
Also, this Sunday revisit classic jazz performance on film! Curated by film scholar Michael van den Bos, watch a who’s who of big band leaders – Harry James, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Cab Calloway, Benny Goodman, and Louis Armstrong – all caught on film in popular Hollywood movies of the day. This is a night to appreciate the heyday of swing and hot jazz.
MORE INFO + BUY TICKETS: coastaljazz.ca/event/reel-jazz-4-swing-a-ding-ding
Thanks to VIFF Vancity Theatre for co-presenting this duo of jazz on film events.