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New Short Film Launched On Noted Montreal Jazz Drummer Jim Doxas

Published: 2014-02-11
A film by Randy Cole

Noted jazz drummer Jim Doxas
Jim Doxas
Jim Doxas

drums
speaks eloquently about color and texture, and how they define his musical ideas. Set in Montreal landmark club Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill and in the studio of artist Fung Sou, this short film puts you in the drummer's seat, and before the painter's canvas, conceptually blending the two art forms in an unexpected duet of ideas and spirit.

Fung Sou's brush strokes are curiously musical, and Doxas' myriad choices reveal themselves as we frame the drums in the metaphor of a painter's canvas; with endless colors and textures spread expressively on a blank surface.

Jim Doxas has performed regularly with Oliver Jones
Oliver Jones
Oliver Jones
b.1934
piano
, and has worked with Hank Jones
Hank Jones
Hank Jones
1918 - 2010
piano
, John Abercrombie
John Abercrombie
John Abercrombie
b.1944
guitar
and Ranee Lee
Ranee Lee
b.1942
vocalist
, as well as hosting the Montreal International Jazz Festival Jam Session since 2009.

In this film, Doxas is joined by brother Chet Doxas on tenor saxophone, and Adrian Vedady on bass.

Musical performance shot and recorded by Randy Cole January 6, 2014 at Upstairs Bar & Grill

To learn more about photographer and film maker Randy Cole, visit his website.


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