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New Jazz Film "They Died Before 40" Seeks Help With Photographs

New Jazz Film "They Died Before 40" Seeks Help With Photographs

They Died Before 40, a new jazz film with licensing concerns needs help from the jazz community. In order for the film to be shown publicly all photographs and music must be licensed. There are over 600 photographs and graphic images in the film. It has been determined that about 100 are in the public domain ...

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Music Education Monday: Behind the score of Birdman with drummer Antonio Sanchez

Music Education Monday: Behind the score of Birdman with drummer Antonio Sanchez

The Academy Award nominated film Birdman, now playing in theaters across the US, has won acclaim for its script, cinematography, lead performance by Michael Keaton, and the musical score created by drummer Antonio Sanchez. Perhaps best known to jazz fans for his work with guitarist Pat Metheny, Sanchez (pictured) unfortunately was eliminated from consideration in this ...

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Robert Herridge: Jazz on TV

Robert Herridge: Jazz on TV

Up until 1955, modern jazz was largely a punchline. The music wasn't easy to understand by those who grew up listening to big bands and other forms of pop and dance music, and many post-war jazz musicians seemed silly in their cool extreme—people with names like Dizzy, Monk, Chubby, Hawk, Shorty and Bird who recorded for ...

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Documentary On Unsung Jazz musician, "Warne Marsh: An Improvised Life" Directed by son, K.C. Marsh is Raising Awareness

Documentary On Unsung Jazz musician, "Warne Marsh: An Improvised Life" Directed by son, K.C. Marsh is Raising Awareness

jny: Los Angeles, CA: K.C. Marsh, the son of tenor saxophonist Warne Marsh, having completed a successful fundraising campaign is now raising awareness for his soon-to-be-completed feature documentary film. The film covers what made the improvisational capabilities of Warne Marsh so extraordinary as well as touching on the price of genius for a family left to ...

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Thomas Chapin Film Project Ends Europe Filming At The Famous Bimhuis In Amsterdam

Thomas Chapin Film Project Ends Europe Filming At The Famous Bimhuis In Amsterdam

This week, EMMY-winning U.S. filmmaker Stephanie J. Castillo ends her filming for her documentary Thomas Chapin, Night Bird Song at the Bimhuis, jny: Amsterdam's and Europe's jewel for jazz and improvisational music performances. Castillo concludes her four-country tour, which started in Paris, in Holland where her effort to gather the stories of Thomas Chapin in Europe ...

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Recent Viewing: Films About Hersch, Brown and McFarland

Recent Viewing: Films About Hersch, Brown and McFarland

The new video recording of an acclaimed theatre piece recounts the surreal workings of pianist Fred Hersch's mind during a long medically induced coma. Documentaries about trumpeter Clifford Brown and the composer, arranger and vibraharpist Gary McFarland recall major artists who died as their brilliant careers were flowering. Fred Hersch: My Coma Dreams In 2008 Hersch ...

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Bing Crosby documentary ‘Rediscovers’ enigmatic crooner

Bing Crosby documentary âRediscoversâ enigmatic crooner

If Bing Crosby seems like a voice from a long-forgotten era, it’s because in many ways he is. As cabaret star Michael Feinstein laments, “No one dreamed he’d fade.” Except maybe the four sons from his first marriage, two of whom committed suicide and two who died of natural causes. Crosby’s stern parenting, which included corporal ...

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New Recording Of Hank Levy's "Whiplash" Releases October 6 With Original Performers

New Recording Of Hank Levy's "Whiplash"  Releases October 6 With Original Performers

Nephew Stewart Levy leads the estate with two new versions of the classic jazz hit Los Angeles, CA: The jazz classic hit, Whiplash by Hank Levy, will see two new versions released on October 6th, 2014, headed by the Hank Levy Estate CEO, Stewart Levy. The new tracks were recorded Sunday, July 27th at Sheffield Recordings ...

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Flea: Jazz saved life, but rock ’n’ roll got him laid

Flea: Jazz saved life, but rock ânâ roll got him laid

Jeff Preiss film also stars Glenn Close, Elle Fanning, John Hawkes With Glenn Close, Elle Fanning, Flea and John Hawkes on the marquee, Low Down boasts one of the biggest casts of the year. But this feature directing debut from documentary cinematographer Jeff Preiss is the definition of a small, intimate and highly personal picture. A ...


 

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