Regent Street Cinema to screen Tubby Hayes documentary

London's Regent Street Cinema has announced a screening of the new documentary film ‘Tubby Hayes: A Man In A Hurry’ on February 15th 2016.

London's Regent Street Cinema has announced a screening of the new documentary film ‘Tubby Hayes: A Man In A Hurry’ on February 15th 2016. 

The launch night and screening at Foyles for London Jazz Festival was a sell-out success so this presents another opportunity to see Mark Baxter and Lee Cogswell’s acclaimed film about a British jazz giant in a magnificent setting.

Tubby, a saxophonist, flautist and vibes player, was a regular face in and around the Soho of the late 50s and the 1960s, performing in The Jazz Couriers with Ronnie Scott from 1957 to early 1959 with his own quartet being the headline act on the opening night of the Ronnie Scott Jazz Club in Gerrard Street in 1959. A household name in the early 1960s, who performed on iconic film soundtracks to ‘The Italian Job’ and ‘Alfie’, Tubby, due to the rise and rise of pop music and a crippling heroin habit, was almost a forgotten man by his untimely death at 38 in 1973.

The film, which has already been described as a UK version of ‘Searching For The Sugarman’  is narrated by actor Martin Freeman with Paul Weller as executive producer.'

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Lee Cogswell. For more information click here.

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