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Jazzed Media to produce Woody Herman documentary

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Jazzed Media Jazzed Media, a jazz record label and film production company, has started production of a documentary film on big band jazz legend Woody Herman titled Blue Flame. This is the fourth jazz documentary from filmmaker Graham Carter, owner of Jazzed Media.

Woody Herman was one of the most famous big band leaders from the 1940's swing era who managed to make the transition through various big band jazz music eras including bebop in the late 1940's, rock oriented jazz in the late 1960's and 1970s, and into the 1980s after a resurgence in contemporary big band jazz.

Herman was also responsible for helping bring to fame many jazz stars who got their start on his band —to name only a few: Pete Candoli
Pete Candoli
Pete Candoli
1923 - 2008
trumpet
, Conte Candoli
Conte Candoli
Conte Candoli
1927 - 2001
trumpet
, Flip Phillips
Flip Phillips
Flip Phillips
1915 - 2001
sax, tenor
, Neal Hefti
Neal Hefti
Neal Hefti
1922 - 2008
trumpet
, Terry Gibbs
Terry Gibbs
Terry Gibbs
b.1924
vibraphone
, Stan Getz
Stan Getz
Stan Getz
1927 - 1991
sax, tenor
, Al Cohn
Al Cohn
Al Cohn
1925 - 1988
sax, tenor
, Zoot Sims
Zoot Sims
Zoot Sims
1925 - 1985
sax, tenor
, Sal Nistico
Sal Nistico
Sal Nistico
1948 - 1991
saxophone
, Bill Chase
Bill Chase
Bill Chase
1934 - 1974
trumpet
, Frank Tiberi
Frank Tiberi
Frank Tiberi
b.1928
sax, tenor
, Alan Broadbent
Alan Broadbent
Alan Broadbent
b.1947
piano
, Joe Lovano
Joe Lovano
Joe Lovano
b.1952
saxophone
, and Jeff Hamilton
Jeff Hamilton
Jeff Hamilton
b.1953
drums
. Essential to the forward-thinking and always contemporary music of the Herds were some of the finest jazz composers/arrangers of the past seven decades including Ralph Burns, Neal Hefti, Shorty Rogers
Shorty Rogers
Shorty Rogers
1924 - 1994
trumpet
, Gene Roland
Gene Roland
b.1921
, Gerry Mulligan
Gerry Mulligan
Gerry Mulligan
1927 - 1996
sax, baritone
, Bill Holman
Bill Holman
Bill Holman
b.1927
sax, tenor
, Nat Pierce
Nat Pierce
Nat Pierce
1925 - 1992
piano
, and Alan Broadbent.

Jazzed Media, a jazz record label and film production company, was founded in the Denver, Colorado metropolitan area in 2002. Jazzed Media's owner Graham Carter is a multi-Grammy nominated record producer (The Bill Holman Band Live and The Bill Holman Band Hommage) and award winning jazz filmmaker (Phil Woods A Life in E Flat and Bud Shank Against the Tide). Carter produced the Jazzed Media production Phil Woods A Life in E Flat and produced and directed the Bud Shank documentary Against the Tide. Graham Carter also produced and directed the forthcoming Stan Kenton documentary Artistry in Rhythm that will be released in early 2011.

To date Jazzed Media has released over 50 jazz CDs and DVDs. Jazzed Media is distributed in the U.S. by Allegro Media Group out of Portland, Oregon. Jazzed Media also has distributors in Japan, England, and Spain.

Artists appearing on the Jazzed Media label include Phil Woods, Bud Shank, Terry Gibbs, Bill Holman, Bob Florence, Bill Charlap, Brian Lynch, Hubert Laws, Marvin Stamm, Bill Mays, Carl Saunders, Don Menza, Christian Jacob, Scott Whitfield, Andy Martin, Lanny Morgan, Bobby Shew, Irene Kral, Jackie & Roy, Bob Lark, Lorraine Feather, Jim McNeely, Mel Martin, Benny Carter, Frank Tiberi, Jeff Hamilton, John Clayton, Jeff Clayton, and Matt Wilson.


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