Movies for Jazz Appreciation Month at Longview at Georgetown

A collage of jazz-themed images including a jazz riff, neon notes in a sign, and a picture of Louis Armstrong playing

At the Longview at Georgetown Blog we like to stay up-to-date on the monthly calendar and include highlights of holidays and events we think members of our apartment community may enjoy. This month, we are sharing some ideas for movies to watch to take part in Jazz Appreciation Month, as well as some places here in the Georgetown, MA area that you can visit to listen to live jazz.

Jazz Themed Movies to Watch

The Jazz Singer (1927) or The Jazz Singer (1980)

The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer. The 1980 version stars Laurence Olivier, Neil Diamond, and Lucie Arnaz.

 

That Thing You Do! (1996)

A local Pennsylvania band scores a one hit wonder in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as they can, with lots of help from its manager.

 

The Terminal (2004)  

“This film in 2004 got a lot of props for Tom Hanks as a Russian living temporarily in the JFK airport terminal and Catherine Zeta Jones as the beauty he kind of falls in love with. The driving plot behind the comedy and romance though was Hanks’ character’s attempt to complete a collection of autographs by famous jazz musicians all included on a classic photograph. The character near the end gets to kick it with legendary jazzman Benny Golson. — Review

 

Other jazz-themed movies you may want to view include Stormy Weather, The Glenn Miller Story, Some Like it Hot, High Society, The Cotton Club, and Undercover Blues.

Jazz in the Wellington Area

Jocko’s Jazz

Head over to The Sahara Club and settle down to listen to an evening of excellent music. Featured musicians in April include The Greg Hopkins Quartet,  The Henry Acker Trio, and The Chris Floryo Trio.

 

The Yelp listing explains, “Jocko's Jazz specializes in providing world class jazz entertainment and has for almost 20 years.  Jocko's Jazz has an atmosphere that puts you close to the artists in a quiet setting without a lot of audience chit-chat.”


This list highlights The Best 10 Jazz & Blues venues in the area. If you don’t feel like going out, check out these soundtracks from The 20 Best Jazz Soundtracks in Movie History. Thanks for reading today’s post. We hope you have a smoooooth month here in Georgetown!