South Coast Jazz Festival 2015 – Dreams Are Free
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.
Other Festival Events:
- FRIDAY 23RD JANUARY
- SATURDAY 24TH JANUARY
Jazz For Absolute Beginners With Kevin Le Gendre 3pm-4.30pm (£10)
Bobby Wellins & Geoff Simkins With The Gareth Williams Trio AND
Mark Edwards’ ‘Cloggz’ Feat. Julian Nicholas & Ben Sarfas 7.30pm (£20)
- SUNDAY 25TH JANUARY
Jack Kendon Band (Al Scott, Peter Adam Hill, George Trebar) 12.30pm (FREE – Ropetackle Foyer, Includes Jam Session)