Friday, June 4

Jazz Night at the Movies

Treasures from the Archives with Mark Cantor

Location: The Raven Performing Arts Center
Address: 115 North Street, Healdsburg
Time: 8 pm
Tickets: $ 10.00

Pioneering film historian and archivist Mark Cantor possesses one of the most comprehensive collections of American popular music on celluloid, including an amazing array of jazz stretching back to the 1920s. Returning to Healdsburg this year he brings fresh discoveries from the vaults and long-standing favorites, including rarely seen footage capturing New Orleans masters, swing stars and bebop legends.

A compilation of jazz performance clips produced over a period of more than 60 years, this program will include a great deal of material that cannot be seen elsewhere. Among the artists who may be presented onscreen are Cannonball Adderley, Stan Getz, Dinah Washington, Jimmy Witherspoon, Louis Armstrong, Art Pepper, Lennie Tristano, Max Roach, Bill Evans, “Hot Lips” Page, and many more.

This is a rare opportunity to see the masters of jazz as preserved on film. Special surprises are promised. Above is a sample of the type of movie that Mark Cantor might be showing — this one featuring Julian “Cannonball” Adderly playing alto sax and talking about his inspiration, Charlie Parker.  (Video from YouTube user JazzVideoGuy).