Sunday Cinema | Jazz Ambassadors

Sunday 18th August 2019

6:00pm - 8:00pm


  • Film starts at 6pm
  • Middle Eastern Meze Menu available from midday, and throughout the film
  • Request specific tables in Reservations section

As Communism, the demise of colonization and the fight for civil rights reconfigured the world in the mid-1950s, U.S. State Department officials decided jazz musicians could help America win the Cold War. The government sent jazz legends to the U.S.S.R., Asia and Africa to celebrate and promote American diversity and culture. But the tours had a profound and unintended consequence; inspired by freedom movements around the world, jazz musicians began agitating for political change back home.

Jazz Ambassadors tells the little-known story of when Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie and Benny Goodman, along with their mixed race bands, were deployed to fight on the frontlines of the Cold War, giving the Civil Rights movement in the United States a voice on the world stage when it most needed one. Drawing on an archive of incredible musical performances, detailed personal accounts of the tours and cinematic re-constructions of crucial events, this film immerses viewers in this thrilling journey, accompanied by a truly swinging soundtrack.

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Ticket booking

Sunday Cinema | Jazz Ambassadors

FREE

Total £00.00

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  • All seating is allocated by our Maitre d', who will make every attempt to accommodate your first choice. This is not always possible, and for busy events your party may even be split between tables. Please email bookings@peggysskylight.co.uk
  • We respectfully ask that you consider fellow listeners and artists by silencing mobile phones and keeping noise to a minimum during performances

SEATED TICKET

  • These are the premium seats, each one having clear sight lines to the stage
  • You can request to be seated in Dizzy (raked theatre), Duke (side wall), Monk or Bird (bar stools), Billie (front of stage) or Mingus (near piano) and we will do our best to allocate you to your chosen seats on a first come, first served basis. (Though we can guarantee that you will have a table, we cannot guarantee exactly where, as we do our best to fulfill all customers requirements)
  • Each of these seats is at a table or bar where you can order food and drink with table service
  • You can also request to be seated in an area near the window (Ella or Satchmo). Please note, some tables have restricted view

EARLY BIRD/ADV TICKET

  • These are seated if the event is seated, or standing otherwise

STANDARD, SEATED IF AVAILABLE TICKET

  • Standard tickets are realeased once seated tickets have sold out
  • These are for any of the table seating not occupied by "seated" ticketholders, or for standing in the bar area behind the seated auditorium. We politely ask that you stand within this area so as not to obscure the view of the seated audience

STANDING EVENTS

  • Seating in the areas Billie and Mingus will not be available for these events.
  • Usually, other seating areas will be bookable, but please be aware that other audience members may obscure your view of the stage in some locations

GROUP BOOKINGS

  • We are able to cater for bookings of up to 22 people in the area 'Ella' and up to 12 in 'Satchmo'
  • We can also arrange for a standing buffet for more people on request
    Please email bookings@peggysskylight.co.uk to discuss your enquiry

SPECIAL ACCESS NEEDS
Please email bookings@peggysskylight.co.uk to reserve a suitable seat for you and your party
We have an accessible toilet on the ground floor

ADVANCE TICKETS/ON THE DOOR

  • Advance ticket sales finish at 18:30 on the day of the concert
  • There are often tickets available on the door, but we would advise purchasing online as events can sell out well in advance

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