Movies and music

Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Dexter Gordon and Ornette Coleman have all made music for a movie. As musicians, they shaped the work of idiosyncratic directors such as Louis Malle, Bertrand Tavernier and David Cronenberg.

In All That Jazz, you can see and hear how jazz musicians have been significant for film, as composers or as live performers of a score. Think of films like Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (Louis Malle, 1958), David Cronenberg's Naked Lunch (1991) or Whiplash (2014) by Damien Chazelle.

Talks and events

Besides the screening of about 15 'jazz films' in which jazz sounds like exciting, atypical film music, All That Jazz presents live performances of new jazz scores to silent films. Attention is also paid to the involvement of jazz musicians in short films by avant-garde filmmakers such as Johan van der Keuken, Vincent de Boer, Len Lye and Lambart & McLaren.