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RADD Jazz Series Presents Spooky Silent Film

Oct. 22, 1010--The University of Wisconsin-River Falls presents a rare opportunity to view a vintage silent film with live jazz accompaniment Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. in Abbott Concert Hall of the Kleinpell Fine Arts building.

The film, “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” first hit the silver screen in 1920, and will be played with a newly-created live jazz music film score by Kelly Rossum, composer and trumpet player.

Rossum and David Milne, chair of UWRF’s Music Department, have previously worked together on numerous projects within the Minneapolis and St. Paul jazz scene. Bob DeFlores, national prominent film archivist and historian, contributed high quality archival footage of the original black and white film to the project.

“Our idea was to create a new live jazz music accompaniment to the film, much in the way that silent movies of earlier times were accompanied by live musicians,” says Milne.

The event is presented as part of UWRF’s RADD Jazz Series, and is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact david.l.milne@uwrf.edu or call 715-425-3183.


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