Jazz re:freshed Film Club: Down The Rhodes

Duration: 240 min

Jazz re:freshed Film Club presents: The Fender Rhodes Story with a short, live improvised post show solo Rhodes performance from Joe Armon-Jones

The Fender Rhodes story is a historical tribute to the electric piano that changed the sound of music. Invented by Harold Rhodes as a rehabilitation tool for soldiers in World War II, the Fender Rhodes piano both revolutionized and empowered musicians to explore a new, electric frontier of music. Through interviews with a remarkable cast of music notables, this film takes an insider's look into how this electric piano played - and continues to play - an integral role in the creation of a wealth of music, from the 1960s through today and provides a rare glimpse at the music history behind some of the most memorable music of our time.

One of the leading lights of UK’s bright burning jazz movement, Joe Armon-Jones released his debut album “Starting Today” in May 2018, on Brownswood’s label. As well as being a founding member of Ezra Collective, he has performed with a wide range of artists and is a regular fixture in the bands of Nubya Garcia & Mr Jukes. Following 2017’s “Idiom”, a project with producer Maxwell Owin, Joe contributed to Brownwood’s We Out Here project with the track “Go See” in February 18.

Sunday 16th Dec
Doors 1.00, film 1.30 sharp.
Tickets: £8
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Jazz re:freshed aims to broaden the traditional definition of jazz and make jazz music more accessible to a wider audience breaking down cultural barriers and introducing new and young audiences to the spectrum of Jazz and Jazz influenced music.. The Jazz re:freshed Film Club extends and translates this objective into showcasing a variety of music and culture-related features and documentaries, celebrating and spotlighting important cultural movements, moments and musicians.

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