Jazz on Film 2018

Our third collaboration with the Manchester Jazz Festival, Jazz on Film returns in July with our now familiar – but very welcome – selection of films that draw upon jazz in both fictional and documentary form. The Jazz on Film season is a great way to showcase an enduring subject in cinema and also to celebrate an event that for one month puts Manchester at the heart of the European jazz community.

Previously in this season


1943, occupied Paris. Django Reinhardt is at the pinnacle of his art.

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Space is the Place

Starring the Afrofuturism jazz star Sun Ra, this loosely-based biopic offers the uninitiated a tantalising glimpse into his fantastical world.

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Milford Graves Full Mantis

The first feature-length portrait of the renowned percussionist who has performed internationally since 1964, both as a soloist and in ensembles.

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Geordie Jazz Man

Well-known internationally as Geordie Jazz Man, Keith Crombie was a mystery to many of his Jazz Café patrons in Newcastle upon Tyne.

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