The Lighthouse was the premiere jazz club in the Los Angeles area during the 1950s and 1960s. Through the use of numerous interviews, pictures, music and video clips, the film tells the story of the Lighthouse and two men of very different backgrounds and personalities who brought the club and their band called 'The Lighthouse All-Stars' to the point of gaining world-wide fame.
To name a few of the Musicians: Conte Candoli, trumpet; Bob Cooper, tenor sax; Frank Rosolino, trombone; Sonny Clark, piano; Howard Rumsey, bass; Don Joham drums & Piano; Stan Levey, drums.
Along the way, many obstacles were overcome in order to create the club's success. In interviews, the original musicians provide a vivid account of the era. They are joined by jazz fans, jazz critics and a bartender and waitress from the original Lighthouse who bring this intriguing story alive.
This film with its many universal themes appeals to a wide audience.
The film was done completely in digital format.
In April 2005, the film had its World Premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival. In April 2006, the film screened at the Lighthouse (See photos).
Download and view the trailer of Jazz on the West Coast: The Lighthouse (may take a few moments to download). DVD Available September 2006.
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