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TCA Presents Special Movie Screening “Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story” Pre-film reception sponsored by TCA Film Society

TCA Presents Special Movie Screening “Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story”  Pre-film reception sponsored by TCA Film Society
July 26, 2014 6:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium

 

The film documents the late jazz saxophonist Frank Morgan's tale of redemption from drug addict, conman and convict to beloved elder statesman of jazz. Frank Morgan was a prodigal alto sax player who, like so many of his fellow musicians of the era, saw his career plagued by drug addiction. What sets Frank apart is not just his exceptionally beautiful, classic alto playing, but also the amazing fact that he survived 30 years of revolving door incarceration and drug abuse and went on to a much heralded comeback career in the last 22 years of his life. His story is one of brilliant promise in his youth, a journey through the depths of hell, and redemption through his art. Grace Kelly a young jazz protege also shares her memories with Frank. This documentary film was directed by NC Heikin, and produced by James Egan and bestselling author Michael Connelly.


“the film has a strong feel for the emotion behind Frank Morgan’s acclaimed bebop." - Hollywood Reporter

"N.C. Heikin’s terrific music documentary interweaves a great concert by the late jazzman’s admirers and acolytes at the Bay Area prison with a stirring history of both the L.A. music scene and mid-century, African American show business in general. But really, the kickiest part is when it recounts the ingenious criminal schemes Morgan dreamed up to support his gargantuan heroin habit."
- Los Angeles Daily News

Don’t miss this one-night event.

Come to the TCA and share memories with friends at a pre-screening reception.

Following the screening their will be a QA with the film’s director NC Heikin and Grace Kelly, saxophonist, vocalist, songwriter, arranger, and bandleader. Grace was mentored by Frank and refers to him as her grandpa.


Reception: 6:30PM
Screening: 7PM
Q&A: With Director NC Heikin to follow screening
Tickets: $10 youth (under 18 years of age)
$12 for TCA Members
$15 for General Admission

Tickets available at TCA office call 757-758-2052.

Taos Mesa Brewing

Continue to celebrate Frank with Grace Kelly Ensemble at Taos Mesa Brewing

A Tribute to Jazz Legend Frank Morgan
and his Longtime Friend/Patron Alfred Hobbs


July 27, 2014 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Time: 6:00pm Day: Sunday Doors: 5:00pm Ages: All Ages / Bar with ID Price: $15

 

Film Director N.C Heikin

N.C. Heikin began her career at La Mama Experimental Theatre Club in New York and went on to work on and off Broadway as an actress, singer and director. She has written screenplays for Disney and Paramount as well as French TV networks. In 2004, she made her directing debut with her prize-winning short, mañana. Her first documentary, Kimjongilia, about North Korean refugees, premiered at Sundance, won the One World Brussels Best Film 2010, and has been seen all over the world.

Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly is a truly unique artist. You have heard the name before from the movies but perhaps you haven’t heard of this 22-year old Korean American singer/songwriter/saxophonist/composer. Grace wrote her first song when she was 7 years old, recorded her first out of 8 independently released CD's at 12, and orchestrated, arranged and performed an original composition with the Boston Pops Orchestra at 14. As a bandleader Grace has performed over 600 concerts worldwide in such notable venues as the Hollywood Bowl, Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Symphony Hall and major festivals such as Montreal, Newport, and Montreux and clubs around the world such as Birdland ( New York), Porgy & Bess (Vienna), Ronnie Scott’s (London) and many more. Grace has also performed and/or recorded with artists such as Huey Lewis, Harry Connick Jr, Dave Brubeck, Gloria Estefan, David Sanborn, Questlove, Esperanza Spalding, Phil Woods, James Cotton, Wynton Marsalis and last by not least Frank Morgan.

Frank Morgan in Taos

In 2000, Maggie Considine produced the first Taos concert for Frank at the Taos Center for the Arts and for many years forward he entertained Taosenos and visitors at the Adobe Bar at the HistoricTaos Inn. Although he moved to Minneapolis two years before his death, Morgan always said he considered Taos his home. “That’s as good as it gets,” he told The Taos News. “I never had it like that the way I felt in Taos, never more in love with a whole town.”

At the foot of one of the old, sprawling trees on the grounds of the Inn is a bronze plaque dedicated to Frank Morgan, 1933-2007. The plaque reads: “Peace and Love. Bebop Lives!”

 


Photo  Credit: Rick Romancito

Sponsor: Historic Taos Inn

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