An Evening of Jazz on Film with Archivist Mark Cantor

Co-Produced by Healdsburg Jazz and Smith Rafael Film Center

Stan Kenton with singer Helen GracoWhen: Sunday, May 18 (note corrected date change from error in the printed brochure)
Where: Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael
Time: Film 6 pm, Reception 8 pm
Price: Film and Q&A:  $15, $12 for members of the California Film Institute (CFI) and Healdsburg Jazz. Film, Q&A plus Reception: $25, $20 CFI and HJ members (members must show photo ID at the box office)
Tickets: Available online at or at the Rafael Box Office. Box office opens half hour before first showing of the day.

Film archivist extraordinaire Mark Cantor returns this year for a Healdsburg Jazz Festival tune-up  – “Jazz Night at the Movies,” at the Rafael Film Theater in San Rafael on May 18. There could be no better way for festival goers seeking a little (or a lot) of history about the great American art form that Healdsburg presents every year than to attend a screening by Mark.

Mark Cantor

His collection of jazz film clips is over 4,000 strong, including all the greats from most genres of jazz, blues and jazz dance: Dizzy, Tatum, Ella, Bird, Trane, Satchmo, Billie – you name it. Mark will have words to say about each of the clips he screens, and afterward viewers are invited to chat with him during a music and wine reception with Ken Cook on piano.