ECA Film Cabaret: THE PINK PANTHER (1963)
THE PINK PANTHER (1963) is presented as part of ECA’s Film Cabaret Series – screenings of classic films whose stunning cinematography and iconic music was made to be experienced on the big screen. Providing live entertainment during Cabaret happy hour (6:30 pm) is the Jake Bergevin Quartet.
Interpol's Inspector Jacques Clouseau has been so obsessed with catching a notorious jewel thief nicknamed ”The Phantom" for the past 15 years that he is not even aware that the thief's lover is Mme. Clouseau! After meeting a princess in possession of the famous “Pink Panther” gem whilst vacationing at an Alpine ski resort, The Phantom sets his sights on acquiring the priceless bauble. But in order to get it, he will have to fend off competition from his own ambitious son and the bungling Clouseau. "The Pink Panther Theme" was composed by Henry Mancini, and subsequently nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score.
Jazz artist and bandleader Jake Bergevin has been an active player in the Seattle Jazz scene since he won his first Downbeat Award in high school. He has attracted attention as a singer and trumpeter as a guest artist with the Everett Symphony, Spokane Jazz Orchestra, Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra and leader of his 8-piece mini-big-band the Javatown Swing Orchestra. In addition to performing, Mr. Bergevin is a successful band teacher in Edmonds, where he has helped Edmonds-Woodway High School become a nationally-recognized organization with its five-time participation in the Essentially Ellington Festival in New York. For more information, visit www.jakebergevinmusic.com or check him out on Spotify or iTunes.
ECA’s Film Cabaret Series is generously sponsored by Cheryl Foster & Carl Zapora and Jack Loos.