Co-sponsored by SLO Jazz Festival & Films for Good/Bob & Christine Williams
Whether you’re a fan, or have no idea who Nathan East is, you’ll enjoy this behind-the-scenes look into the career of one of the most influential bass players in modern music. While recording his first solo album last November, this making-of documentary was also part of the mix. Little did East know he would end up starring in a full-blown fascinating film chronicling his career from a wide-eyed 16-year-old touring with Barry White’s Love Unlimited Orchestra to Grammy Award-winning session player for Daft Punk, Beyoncé, Barbra Streisand, Eric Clapton and more. Includes interviews with colleagues Phil Collins, Lionel Richie, Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, and many more. USA. 85 min.
Nathan East will attend the Thursday afternoon screening.
Director: Chris Gero
Writer: Sara Bachler, Chris Gero
Thursday, March 17th at 1:00pm, Palm Theatre
Sunday, March 20th at 10:00am, Mission Cinemas
Co-sponsored by SLO Jazz Summer Workshop, Cuesta Jazz, Cuesta Community Programs, and Lucia Cleveland & Paul Vanderheyden
This documentary follows a year in the “life” of the Dillard High School Jazz Ensemble in Fort Lauderdale, exploring the group’s quest for excellence and ability to overcome adversity. SWEET DILLARD provides an inside look at one of the nation’s best public high school jazz bands. Under the leadership of the inspirational, tough but charming Mr. Christopher Dorsey, his talented students excel, many of them earning national scholarships to the best college music programs. This is one of those “sweet” documentaries that make you laugh, cry and root for the home team. USA. 55 min. Director/Producer: Jim Virga Trailer
Thursday, March 17th at 4:15pm, Palm Theatre
Sunday, March 20th at 3:00pm, Palm Theatre