Geordie Jazz Man (15)

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Saturday 27th June 2:30pm

Geordie Jazz Man (15)

Dir: Dir: Abi Lewis, UK, 2019, 52 mins

Ipswich Film Theatre, Corn Exchange, King Street, Ipswich, IP1 1HD

Eric Burdon, Mike Figgis, Greg Hicks

One man’s uncompromising obsession to keep the blue note beat alive. Until his death in 2012, Keith Crombie was the internationally-renowned Geordie Jazz Man – a contrary, mysterious figure who spent decades refusing to bow to musical tides and presiding over The Jazz Cafe, one of Newcastle’s premier dives and a home away from home for travelling musicians and generations of Geordie misfits. 

Abi Lewis’ loving documentary unearths the story of Keith’s life and lively past, which placed him right at the heart of one of the most exciting periods in musical history in the North-East of England, and which reflects the social history of the UK and its emerging music scenes.

Tickets: £7.50 / £4.00 (25 & under). Available from the IFT box-office or online at

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