Edinburgh International Film Festival presents Electric Contact, a Jazz Tribute to Tom McGrath
Jazz was a huge influence on Tom McGrath’s life and work. Aside from his own skills as a pianist, he was also responsible for bringing several jazz legends to Scotland in the 1970s, including Miles Davis and Duke Ellington.
The Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017 will see world famous, Edinburgh born jazz saxophonist Tommy Smith lead the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra in a musical tribute to McGrath, featuring the music of Davis, Ellington, and other Jazz greats.
Their jazz performance will be complimented by readings of McGrath’s poetry by acclaimed Scottish actor Tam Dean Burn
Part of the Retrospective: The Future Is History Strand at EIFF
Friday 23rd June: The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh at 7.30pm
Tickets available from 0131 623 8030 or www.edfilmfest.org.uk