The Gathering: Roots & Branches of L.A. Jazz @ Pan African Film Festival [West-Coast Premier]
DESCRIPTION Debut Screening: w/ many filmed musicians in attendance -
The Gathering: Roots & Branches of Los Angeles Jazz chronicles a multi-generational music project started in 2005 by Jesse Sharps, one of the bandleaders of Horace Tapscott's Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra. The film features a stellar cast of players, including some of the hottest emerging talents from the area. It focuses on the Leimert Park district and progressive (J)azz scene of Los Angeles, covering the history of the music & the long tradition of community elders guiding the young, up & coming players on the scene. It features some extraordinary performances by local legends Azar Lawrence, Dwight Trible, Kamau Daáood, Michael Session, Ndugu Chancler & Phil Ranelin along w/ rising stars Brandon Coleman, Kamasi Washington, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson & Randal Fisher.
Director Tom Paige & Executive Producer/Bandleader Jesse Sharps will be on hand for Q&A session following this debut showing.
During this 1st week of the PAFF festival, Jesse will be leading a group of musicians in a concert at The World Stage in Leimert Park on Fri., Feb. 14th, 9pm. (see individual listings, incl. (2) Su. movie screenings; 2/16 @ 11:30AM & 2/23 @ 9:35PM)
thegatheringjazzfilm.com; cinemark.com/movies/the-gathering-roots-branches-of-los-angeles-jazz-paff?rclick=0&showDate=2020-02-13; theworldstage.org
Thursday, February 13, 2020
START TIME 9:30pm
END TIME 11:30pm
Cinemark Baldwin Hills
3650 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd,
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