On the Snap

On the Snap


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Trippets Lounge Bar. See venue details and map...


On The Snap: Three decades of snapshots from the world of jazz, film and crime fiction with Brian Case.  

The Anglo-Irish son of a Deptford cop, Brian Case got hooked by Charlie Parker at the age of 12 and never looked back. For five decades, writing for NMEMelody MakerTime Out and latterly Uncut and The Times, his distinctive voice rapped out pieces on a thrilling after-midnight world of jazz, film and hard-boiled fiction. His passion was for the noir of James Ellroy and the frenzied hard-bop of Johnny Griffin, but he was also the first journalist to go on tour with The Sex Pistols. Case will be talking about his book

On the Snap, where he discusses some of his most memorable encounters – from Chet Baker to Michael Caine.

“His writing was surprising, funny, elusive, erudite, emotionally engaged and all his subjects in this book from Ian Dury to Norman Mailer, from Don McCullin to Tom Waits, the whole gang of motormouths and shutterbugs, junkies and pussy hounds, the witnesses to bebop and Belsen, get a fair hearing and words shaped by acute sensibility.” Richard Williams Melody Maker

In association with Off the Shelf. 

Brian Case will be interviewed by Adrian Wooton (CEO of Film London)

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