The Jazz Baroness

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Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Documentary, made by her great niece, about the British Jewish baroness who fell in love with the jazz genius Thelonious Monk.

Pannonica Rothschild was born with everything, got married and had five children, but one track by a man she had never met inspired her to leave and start a new life in America.

Helen Mirren is the voice of 'Nica', while Sonny Rollins, TS Monk Jr, the Duchess of Devonshire, Quincy Jones, Lord Rothschild, Roy Haynes, Chico Hamilton and others appear as themselves.

Credits

Director
Hannah Rothschild
Producer
Hannah Rothschild
Writer
Hannah Rothschild

Broadcasts

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