Film: Richard Turner A Life in Music
Saturday Nov 23
Bateman Theatre, Gonville & Caius College
In association with Caius Jazz
Tickets: FREE entry (booking in advance is advisable)
Unreserved tiered seating
Jazz trumpeter, Richard Turner was helping to elevate the London scene to the world stage when he tragically died in 2011. One of the greatest talents of his generation, Richard played with indie band Friendly Fires and Gary Husband's Drive.
Richard Turner: A Life In Music charts the young trumpeter's life and musical achievements through interviews with his friends, family and contemporaries.
The film was premiered at The Royal Academy of Music London and Leeds College of Music in April earlier this year and was released worldwide in May 2019. The film aims to preserve and illuminate Richard's musical legacy to a wider audience and features stars of the British and American Jazz scenes, including Gerard Presencer and John Escreet. The film was funded through donations by members of the London Jazz community to commemorate Richard's Life.
"There was an opportunity to create a film about Richard;s life, which is remarkable and largely an untold story." Rob Cope, Filmmaker & Musician.
"This is a modern-day Clifford Brown story if ever there was one." Gerard Presencer, Musician