Film Screening: “Bill Evans: Time Remembered”

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Filmmaker Bruce Spiegel will be on hand for a special screening of his new documentary,

Filmmaker Bruce Spiegel will be on hand for a special screening of his new documentary, "Bill Evans:

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation presents a free screening of the new documentary film "Bill Evans: Time Remembered."

The screening will take place on Friday, Nov. 6, at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free; no advance registration is required.

The filmmaker, Bruce Spiegel, will be on hand for an audience Q&A following the screening.

The documentary captures in exquisite detail the life and times of the legendary jazz pianist Bill Evans (1929-1980), who is widely regarded as one of the most influential pianists in the history of jazz.

After studying music at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, La., Evans joined Miles Davis' sextet in 1958. He was part of the landmark album "Kind of Blue." He went on to lead his own ensembles - primarily working in the trio format - gaining ever-increasing renown. He died in 1980.

Bill Evans was born in Plainfield, NJ, and is buried at Roselawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Baton Rouge, La.

"Bill Evans: Time Remembered" is a film by the Emmy Award-winning producer/director/editor Bruce Spiegel. It presents the life and music of the revolutionary jazz pianist Bill Evans. The film puts Evan’s legacy in perspective as well as showcases Evan’s music for a new generation of listeners. Time Remembered features interviews with family members, friends and well renowned musicians such as Tony Bennett, Paul Motian, Billy Taylor, Jon Hendricks, Jim Hall, Bill Charlap, Eric Reed, Bob Brookmeyer, Chuck Israels, Warren Bernhardt, and much more. The interviews piece together the narrative of Evan’s life, his successes, and well as his profound personal struggles. Following the screening there will be a Q&A with the filmmaker, Bruce Spiegel.

ABOUT BRUCE SPIEGEL:  For the last 25 years, Bruce Spiegel has been a producer/editor at CBS News/48 Hours. During that time, he’s also produced, edited and directed a number of films and documentaries. In 2002 he co-produced the award-winning TV documentary “9-11” which won both an Emmy (2002) and Peabody Award (2003). In 2012, alongside Wynton Marsalis (jazz musician and artistic director at Jazz at Lincoln Center) and Hugh Masakela (South African music legend), Spiegel co-produced a CBS News/48 Hours TV documentary titled “Nelson Mandela: Father of a Nation”. The documentary explored the South African music that was used for Nelson Mandela’s eulogy, and won The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Excellence Award in 2014. In the late 80’s Spiegel wrote and edited “Machito, A Latin Jazz Legacy”, a documentary that chronicled the rise of Latin music in the 40’s and 50’s.  The film has screened worldwide, and was the Jury Prize Winner at the 1986 San Antonio Film Festival and the First Prize Winner at the San Juan Film Festival in 1988. In 2006, he directed and produced “Long Road Home”, a documentary about John Malangone, a baseball phenomenon destined to be the next great Yankee catcher. The film won first prize at the Baseball Hall of Fame Festival in 2007.

Spiegel’s latest work, a documentary titled “Bill Evans: Time Remembered” was completed in 2015, and tells the story of Bill Evans’ turbulent life and his unprecedented contribution to the jazz community.

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