BFI Jazz and Film Weekender

by Modculture 29 April, 2009

Ronnie

The BFI is partnering up with Ronnie Scott's to celebrate the club's 50th anniversary with the BFI Jazz and Film Weekender, which runs from 12th to 14th June.

There's a range of events, including (as you would expect), live performances (see the website for full listings), a  60s Jazz Scene party and films aplenty, most notably, some John Dankworth-soundtracked 1960s flicks – Accident, The Criminal and The Servant, with Dankworth appearing at the first of those for a Q&A. The BFI will also be screening rare archive television footage of Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone (both filmed live at Ronnie’s), Dizzy Gillespie and Louis Armstrong, as well as home-grown talent like Stan Tracey, Courtney Pine, Humphrey Lyttleton and John Dankworth.

For more information about the BFI Jazz and Film Weekender: Celebrating Ronnie Scott’s at 50, visit www.bfi.org.uk/weekender. A full programme will be available there from 5th May.