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Film: “John Jack – I improvised”

John Jack (1934-2017) was a great friend of the Vortex and the music that it promotes. He came several times a month until his death in September 2017.

I interviewed him in August 2017, particularly focussing on his early years, up to and including his management of Ronnie Scott’s Old Place. This version was originally shown at a seminar of Radio Jazz Research in Germany in April 2018.

We were most happy that the film got made. It is directed by Leo Hoffmann and co-produced by Oliver Weindling and Bernd Hoffmann. There will be more to come. Your comments on this would be most welcomed, as to how we could get it better. Email oliver@vortexjazz.co.uk

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