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South Coast Jazz Festival 2015 – Dreams Are Free

Sunday 25th January 2015 -

Dreams Are Free South Coast Jazz Festival 2015
Dreams Are Free South Coast Jazz Festival 2015

Dreams Are Free – with the film maker Gary Barber and the legendary saxophonist Bobby Wellins both present for a Q&A.

Dreams Are Free is an hour long documentary film celebrating a talented musician, composer and great storyteller.

It charts the rise, fall, and redemption of critically acclaimed British saxophonist Bobby Wellins.

He’s played with the cream of jazz musicians, including Ronnie Scott, Stan Tracey, and Charlie Watts.

Bobby has received critical acclaim for his intense and haunting performances on the seminal track Starless & Bible Black.

Yet Wellins struggled to overcome addiction and depression. Ten years of silence followed, before he began to rediscover the desire to play, and self-belief in his ability.

The documentary includes rare concert footage and interviews with family members, musicians and Wellins himself. His honesty, warmth and humour provides a compelling insight into the world of a musical survivor.

Duration: 60mins


Other Festival Events:

Small Jazz Icon Jazz Vocal Celebration Featuring Liane Carroll, Ian Shaw & Joe Stilgoe 8pm, (£20)

Small Jazz Icon Jazz For Absolute Beginners With Kevin Le Gendre 3pm-4.30pm (£10)

Small Jazz Icon Bobby Wellins & Geoff Simkins With The Gareth Williams Trio AND
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Mark Edwards’ ‘Cloggz’ Feat. Julian Nicholas & Ben Sarfas 7.30pm (£20)

Small Jazz Icon Dreams Are Free (Film) With Gary Barber & Bobby Wellins 11am (£5)

Small Jazz Icon Jack Kendon Band (Al Scott, Peter Adam Hill, George Trebar) 12.30pm (FREE – Ropetackle Foyer, Includes Jam Session)

Small Jazz Icon Peter Long’s Echoes Of Ellington Orchestra – Duke’s First 30 Years AND
Small Jazz Icon The Mingus Underground Octet Feat. Mark Bassey 7.30pm (£20)


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