Miami Jazz & Film followers are meeting for 3 events.
10/26/2018 7:30PM – 11PM @ The Hampton House
10/28/2018 3PM – 5PM @ The Colony Theatre
11/04/2018 3PM – 5PM @ The Colony Theatre
10/26/2018 Hampton House Jazz Tribute to John Coltrane. With a shout out to Sam Cooke’s music
in honer of the play One Night in Miami.
The other two dates Miami Jazz & Film followers will go see the play One night in Miami at the Colony Theatre.
This is a classic example of art imitating life and life imitating art, because the Hampton House is the place where the conversation of One Night in Miami took place.
The night of February 25th, 1964 a young Cassius Clay emerges from the Miami Beach Convention Center as the World Heavyweight Boxing Champion. Against all odds, he’s defeated Sonny Liston and shocked the world of boxing. While crowds of people swarm Miami Beach’s hotspots to celebrate the match, Clay, unable to stay on the island because of Jim Crow-era segregation laws, spends the night at the Hampton House Motel celebrating with three of his friends: activist Malcolm X, singer Sam Cooke, and football star Jim Brown. The next morning, the men emerge determined to define a new world.
In One Night in Miami…, critically-acclaimed playwright Kemp Powers aims to pinpoint exactly what happened during those pivotal hours. Featuring the music of Sam Cooke, including his hit song, “A Change is Gonna Come,” the show sets out to answer this question by offering a piercing narrative for the evening, which challenges the four men, strips them bare, and reveals them for who they were.