The team at OFFBEAT are still on cloud nine following our successful ‘Miles Ahead’ launch event last Sunday. Dalston’s Rio Cinema recorded close to a massive 200 in attendance for the special pre-release afternoon preview of Don Cheadle’s new film and we received heaps of positive feedback on the Q&A hosted by broadcaster Kevin LeGendre (second from right) and featuring the top film critic Trevor Johnston (third right), OFFBEAT Jazz on film/Jazzwise journo Selwyn Harris (left) and expert Miles biographer George Cole (right).
There was also a good showing and happening vibe at our ‘live’ aftershow following the screening down the road at the neighbouring Vortex jazz club where local guitarist Hannes Riepler’s NY-London quartet (featuring upcoming young guest saxophonist Noah Preminger and drummer Rob Garcia over from Brooklyn and bassist Oli Hayhurst) coolly riffed on some of Miles’ classic tunes.
Here’s a pic of the day (more to follow!) kindly donated and expertly snapped by our talented visual media team of Hayley Takacs and Jeyda Yagiz. Stay tuned for future events!