Birth of the Cool – Jazz Season

To coincide with the Manchester Jazz Festival 2009, Cornerhouse presents a short season of classic jazz films featuring some outstanding music, iconic images and effortless “cool”. Also, check out the FREE live jazz by the Corner House-Band on Saturday 25 July at 4pm in the first floor cafe. A one-off performance not to be missed!

Programmed by Chris Payne, Box Office and Access Development Manager.

To coincide with Birth of the Cool Jazz Season we have a couple of fantastic giveaways for the dedicated jazz enthusiasts amongst you… click here to find out more

Win a signed photograph of Benny Golson

Benny Golson is a jazz legend, having played with John Coltrane, Art Blakey and Dizzy Gillespie among others and composed music for TV shows such as M*A*S*H, Ironside and The Six Million Dollar Man. He also appeared in the legendary 1958 photograph by Art Kane, A Great Day in Harlem.

We have a SIGNED photograph of Benny to give away – to be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is answer a simple(ish!) question:

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To enter this competition, just answer the following question:

In which 2004 film did the lead character travel to America in order to obtain a signed photograph of Benny Golson?

Send your answer in an email entitled ‘BENNY COMP’ to comments@cornerhouse.org

Win a signed photograph of James Moody

And as if one jazz legend wasn’t enough, we’ve got another signed photo to give away – this time of long-time Dizzy Gillespie collaborator, saxophonist and flautist James Moody. Dizzy once said “Playing with James Moody is like playing with a continuation of myself”.

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To enter this competition, just answer the following question:

James Moody appeared in which Clint Eastwood-directed film, walking an invisible dog?

Send your answer in an email entitled ‘MOODY COMP’ to comments@cornerhouse.org

**Entry deadline for both competitions – Wednesday 29 July 2009**

Previously in this season

Live Jazz

Members of Cornerhouse staff have joined forces to bring you a live performance of some timeless jazz classics in the café bar at 4pm on…

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Let’s Get Lost

Photographer Bruce Weber’s 1988 documentary uses footage of recording sessions, interviews and live performances to provide a fascinating portrait of singer and trumpeter Chet Baker…

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Sweet and Lowdown

This mock biopic of guitarist Emmett Ray (Sean Penn) recalls his footloose life and string of women, commented upon by a chorus of experts (including…

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