In 1958, Duke Ellington met Queen Elizabeth II at the Leeds Festival. A year later he composed The Queen’s Suite. One LP was pressed and sent to Buckingham Palace and JAZZ HISTORY was made. Fifty years later, gifted musician Peter Edwards has a dream to perform this very special composition at the Southbank’s Queen Elizabeth Hall live – in front of the Queen.The Queen’s Suite is a documentary that follows Peter has he transcribes the record, gets his 15 piece orchestra together, rehearses them, negotiates with Buckingham Palace and performs in Swansea and London as he tries to make his dream a reality. Does he succeed?
Writer, Producer, Director – Corine Dhondee.
Image credit: Peter Edwards by Paul Murphy