[Screening] Maffy’s Jazz
November 19, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC+0£11.00
Maffy Falay, who passed away in February 2022 at an age of 92, left his homeland for Sweden at an early age, following his passion for music. In the 60’s Maffy became a popular trumpet player in Europe. He was coveted by such jazz legends as Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk and he shared the stage with Quincy Jones, Kenny Clarke, Francy Boland. In the last years of his life, he was among the few remaining members of a bygone generation. Before he passed away, in different time frames I accompanied him in his one-room apartment in the suburbs of Stockholm and witnessed his alienation as he sought to redefine his existence during a time when his generation and music were fading away.
Deniz Yüksel (Director)
Deniz Yüksel graduated with a degree in cinema but she didn’t initially follow a career in her profession. Instead, she worked in the family businesses which are mainly involved in the automotive industry, as a marketing, advertising and public relations manager. During these years she was engaged with photography and had two photography exhibitions. Later in 2015, she obtained a master’s degree from the Fine Arts School of Istanbul Bilgi University and Accademia Belle Arti di Brera di Milan.
Besides directing some short movies she produced and directed a feature documentary movie with the grant of the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture. The movie’s short version received several awards from the world film festivals.