Electric Contact: A Jazz tribute to Tom McGrath


Edinburgh International Film Festival presents Electric Contact, a Jazz Tribute to Tom McGrath

featuring  Tommy Smith, the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and  actor Tam Dean Burn.  

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

Concert Dates

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