Herts Jazz Festival Friday Film: Spike Wells Film

Friday, September 27, 2019 - 9:10pm

SPIKE WELLS - A LOVE SUPREME [premiere of re-edited and updated version] (2019, Gary Barber & Paul Dutnall)
Introduction by Spike Wells and the directors.  We are proud to present the premiere of a newly re-edited and updated version of an insightful documentary about legendary British drummer Spike Wells. The film charts the musical life of this unique player who has worked with a host of jazz superstars - such as Tubby Hayes, Stan Getz, Roland Kirk, Johnny Griffin - and who had a long term close collaboration with Bobby Wellins. The film also looks at other aspects of Spike's life - his work as a solicitor and his later conversion to Christianity and calling to the priesthood.
This is a fitting celebration for one of the greats of British jazz.  Presented in collaboration with the Cambridge Film Festival and Screen St Ives.  (Photo courtesy Melody McLaren)

Venue: 
Rhodes Arts Complex