This movie projection is offered exclusively to KAUST community members, and is rated R (no-one under 17 admitted without an accompanying parent or guardian).
Look into the life and times of the inventor of bebop jazz with ‘Bird’, a 1988 American biographical film produced and directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Forrest Whitaker.
'Bird' film tells the story of Charlie 'Bird' Parker by moving back and forth through Parker's history, blending moments to uncover truth to his life. Much of the movie revolves around his only grounding relationships with wife Chan Parker, bebop pioneer trumpet player and band leader Dizzy Gillespie, and his trumpet player Red Rodney.
Jeremy Barbe of the Jeddah Jazz Quartet will give a brief introduction before this movie.
This movie is presented to you as part of the Enrichment in the Spring Jazz Festival.
Refreshments will be served prior to the screening from 3:50 pm.
This event is brought to you by the Office of Enrichment Programs in collaboration with Graduate Affairs, the Arts Office and the University Library.
Jeremy Barbe is a member of 'Jeddah Jazz Quartet'.
Jeremy Barbe earned a PhD in materials science from Toulouse University in France (2013).
He joined the Solar and Photovoltaics Engineering Research Center of KAUST in April 2014, where he is currently working as a research scientist on thin film solar cells.
Jeremy has been playing saxophone for more than 20 years. He joined many bands during his studies in France and abroad, and played a diverse range of music from salsa to jazz-rock and blues.
He is a great fan of jazz music and highly inspired by musicians like John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Stefano Di Battista, Joshua Redman, Keith Jarrett, Herbie Hancock…
In 2015, he founded the Jeddah Jazz Quartet with three other KAUST musicians.
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