Jazz Stories: Jazz at the Movies

Tuesday, September 4, 7:30 pm
This Recurring Event is at Pegasus Books Solano

The flicks we love are jammed with jazz! Come explore as we run it down from Harry Arlen to Henry Mancini, to Spike Lee's dad.

The players this week kill me! We've seduced back Ben Laufer on drums. The amazing James Harman (guitar).  My partner in jazz crime - Cayce Carnahan on trumpet. And me (Rich Leiter) on keys/vocals/stories. 

This is going to be a WAY above average Jazz Stories (we're thinking SRO) so come early - and definitely bring your friends to this this wonderful night we share every month.


People love hearing jazz...and hearing about it. Musicians like Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and Buddy Rich were original, colorful characters artists who said and did astonishing things. Fortunately their colleagues cared enough to document these moments in stories and pictures and we now have a rich repository of photos and anecdotes about these artists, and about the American songwriters and composers who created the raw material of jazz. 

Jazz Stories is a performance of the songs of jazz from its most creative periods intensified with illuminating, funny and touching true stories of the time.

Come hear music and jazz stories you probably have never heard...but will never forget. Hosted by Richard Leiter.

The first Tuesday of every month at Pegasus Books Solano.

Event date: 
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Pegasus Books Solano
2349 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704
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