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Jazzy Night Out

Jazzy Night Out

Miles Davis and Australia do not seem like two things that go together. Those, however, who caught an acting performance by the jazz master in Rolf de Heer's1991 film Dingo know better.   On March 6, Australian fans will have a rare opportunity to listen to a live performance at the Sydney Opera House of Davis' score from the 1971 documentary, Jack Johnson. Davis' former sideman and one of the world's greatest jazz drummers, Jack DeJohnette, will do the honours on the night.     Nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature, Jack Johnson was directed by boxing enthusiast - and future manager of Mike Tyson - William Cayton, who used archive newsreel footage to portray the extraordinary life of Johnson, the world's first African American Heavyweight Champion.

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