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WJF & TFA present Bill Frisell: A Portrait

  • Roxy's Downtown 412 East Douglas Avenue Wichita, KS, 67202 United States (map)

Join Wichita Jazz Festival and Tallgrass Film Association for a special screening of Emma Franz's 2017 documentary "Bill Frisell: A Portrait" - detailing a mild-mannered guitarist who stands out for his versatility, distinctive sound and influence across contemporary music.

A character portrait of anti-archetype guitar hero, Bill Frisell, this nuanced film traces the ideas and processes that shaped Frisell’s music, and provides rare insight into the mind and personality of one of the significant musicians of recent decades. Full of live music, revealing stories, and intimate access to the normally reclusive Frisell, various collaborations are followed from development to fruition, including the last ever performance of the Paul Motian Trio with Frisell and Joe Lovano. Also featuring Bonnie Raitt, Hal Willner, Paul Simon, Nels Cline, Joey Baron, Jim Hall, Jason Moran, Mike Gibbs, John Zorn, Jack DeJohnette, Ron Carter and John Abercrombie.

Earlier Event: April 1
WJF Kickoff Concert