Post-screening conversation with Jazz on Film series curator Peter Lucas and Angela Morgan, sister of Frank Morgan
By the age of 15, saxophonist Frank Morgan (1933–2007) was playing with the likes of Billie Holiday and Charlie Parker. But as Morgan’s notoriety grew, so did his heroin addiction and criminal schemes to support his drug habit. Morgan spent nearly 30 years in and out of prison, and for much of that time he performed in the famously talent-filled big band at San Quentin State Prison. Sound of Redemption looks at the ups and downs of the jazz legend’s life and captures a 2012 tribute concert held at San Quentin to honor Morgan.
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About the Speaker
Musician and businesswoman Stanlee Angela Morgan is the sister of Frank Morgan. Named after her father, she was raised in Hawaii, had her own TV talk show by age 13, and was crowned Miss Black Teenage Hawaii at 16 when she earned a scholarship to Virginia Union University. She relocated to Houston in 1990.