Presented by Kings Theatre and Catskill Jazz Factory in association with Little Cinema
Cult film, jazz and tap dance come together as the Silver Screen Experience launches with a live showing of the early horror classic film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Bringing the silent movie era of the 1920s to life will be a live and originally-commissioned premiere musical accompaniment performed by Chris Washburne’s Rags and Roots. Drawing on melodies from 1921, the year the film was made, Rags & Roots features an unbelievable septet of top jazz artists including the "best young straight-ahead jazz singer of her generation" (Wall Street Journal) vocal sensation Brianna Thomas, Cleveland native trumpet virtuoso Dominick Farinacci, and New Orleans clarinetist Evan Christopher.
Midwest Record on Chris Washburne/Rags & Roots:
“The bone man blows your mind as he blows your ears open by surrounding himself with a killer array of modern jazzbos who all pull in the same direction. Making classic rags modern and interspersing them with materiality this invites you to take a wild ride.”