Amour Fou: Shades of Love in Film Noir

Cold Spring Jazz Quartet Presents a Valentine’s Day Special Event
“Amour Fou: Shades of Love in Film Noir.”

Ida at Piano in Road HouseFor almost twenty years CSJQ has been treating Baltimore-Washington audiences to their signature blend of current, classic and cool jazz. The emphasis for this evening, however, is on the classic, as CSJQ presents an evening of love songs associated with the films noir of the 1940s and ‘50s. “Amour Fou” highlights the many shades of love, from bliss to blues, rhapsodies to red wagons.

Noir films were crime stories, but most were also tales of amour fou (crazy love): the detective who falls for a dead woman; women who love too easily; men who can’t be trusted. A few even showed how wonderful love can be. In this show CSJQ plays classics such as “I’ll Remember April” (from Phantom Lady), “Stella by Starlight” (The Uninvited), “I Hear a Rhapsody” (Clash by Night), “Your Red Wagon” (They Live by Night), “Never Let Me Go” (The Scarlet Hour) and “One for My Baby” (Road House), as well as the title themes from Laura, Body and Soul, Kiss Me Deadly, and others. Along with this evocative, romantic jazz, the show features clips from the movies and introductions by CSJQ saxophonist and vocalist Mark Osteen—author of Nightmare Alley: Film Noir and the American Dream.

This dazzling, unique multi-media event is sure to delight jazz aficionados, classic movie fans and anyone who has ever been in love.

Germano’s Piattini
300 S. High St., Baltimore
Friday, February 12th, 7:30-10 pm

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