The Little Theatre is teaming up with Jazz 90.1 to celebrate International Jazz Day -- Saturday, April 30 -- with a Miles Davis biopic, an all-star discussion panel, and of course, live music.
The Little will screen Miles Ahead at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in theater 1. After Don Cheadle’s film, panelists -- and jazz experts -- Jack Garner, Derrick Lucas and others, will lead a discussion about the film. There will be live jazz music in theater 1 before the Miles Ahead screening. Details will be announced this week on thelittle.org. Tickets are $6 general admission, $5 for members and seniors and $4 for senior members.
About the film: Miles Ahead depicts the American jazz musician at a low point in his life during the 1970s where he disappears from public view, suffering from pain both physical and emotional. The film is directed by Don Cheadle who also stars as the musical legend. Miles Ahead opened at The Little on April 22. Showtimes at thelittle.org.
More about the panelists:
Jack Garner is a film critic and author of From My Seat on the Aisle: Movies and Memories. Garner has over a thousand reviews under his belt in his 30-year career and has interviewed legends such as Spike Lee and Audrey Hepburn. He is also a jazz enthusiast.
Derrick Lucas hosts The Spectrum on Jazz90.1 and was awarded Jazzweek’s Jazz Programmer of The Year Award in 2006, an award which he has been nominated for five times. Lucas's passion for jazz began at the age of 4 when he bought his first album, Spectrum by Billy Cobham.