The “Babylon” Jazz Night at Delilah in West Hollywood took place on December 11th. The “Babylon” takeover of Delilah’s Sunday Jazz Nights brought the motion picture to life, as the venue provided an elevated backdrop reflective of the film that perfectly encapsulates the vibes and aesthetic of the roaring ’20s and old Hollywood through a modern lens.
With a band led by the movie’s music composer, Oscar winner Justin Hurwitz (“La La Land,” “Whiplash” & “First Man“), appearances by cast members, on-theme décor, palpable atmosphere, and an all-out dance party as guests swing and jive through the night, “Babylon” Jazz Night at Delilah was undoubtedly an affair to remember.
“The performance had seven musicians. We had to reconfigure the pieces without the majority of the instruments used in the score. It was liberating letting go and letting great musicians like saxophone player Jacob Scesney and trumpeter Keyon Harrold do their thing,” says Hurwitz.
Please check out this exclusive video of the “Babylon” score performed live at Delilah in West Hollywood.
“Babylon” is up for your consideration for this year’s Academy Awards for Best Original Score, Best Costume Design & Best Production Design.
Here are some of the accolades “Babylon” has received this year:
Best Original Score: AFCA, BOFCA, CACF, CFCA, DFCS, FFCC, GG, HCA, HFCS, IPA, MCFCA, NDFS, OFCC, PCC, PFCS, SFCS
Best Production Design: ADG, BAFTA, CACF, CCA, GFCA, FFCC, HCA, HFCS, IPA, LVFCS, NDFS, PFCS, SDFCS, SFCS
Best Costume Design: IPA, MNFCA, NDFS
The film is directed and written by Damien Chazelle and is currently available to watch on Paramount+. Check out our interview with Justin Hurwitz below…
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