International Jazz Day is a yearly event on 30 April, organized by UNESCO to celebrate “the virtues of Jazz as an educational tool, and a force for peace, unity, dialogue and enhanced cooperation among people. Redbones will pay tribute to two great Jazz Legends: John Coltrane & Art Tatum. We will be screening films on these legends FREE to the public!
“Art Tatum: The Art of Jazz Piano” is the only documentary portrait of the greatest Jazz pianist ever. Using photographs and some rare footage of Tatum and his contemporaries, the film reconstructs his genius. Included are interviews with musicians who played with him or who were influenced strongly by him. The film underlines Tatum’s status as a “musician’s musician”.
“Jazz Icons: John Coltrane Live in ’60,’61 &’65” provides an epic 95-minute overview of a true giant of 20th-century music. Three separate shows reveal Coltrane’s ascending creative arc from hard bop innovator as a member of the Miles Davis Quartet in 1960 to consummate bandleader in 1961 to unrivalled Jazz visionary in 1965.