“School for Jazz”, now online…

Posted in Uncategorized on June 20th, 2014 by Dave

My latest film is a shorty – only 14 minutes long, but I tried to cram a lot into it. It was fun and relatively quick to make, and I got to work with some great people during the production. I felt revved up by the spirit and mission of the station and its’ staff, and, special bonus for me, got introduced to the gorgeous singing voice of Perry Como!

The film is now on the front page of the Jazz 90.1 FM website, www.jazz901.org , or you can watch it here on my site for free. Hope you like it!

“School For Jazz” to be released next week…

Posted in Uncategorized on June 13th, 2014 by Dave

My latest film is to be released next week. School For Jazz is a profile of Jazz 90.1 FM, Rochester’s mostly volunteer-run, and one and only full-time jazz station, which operates out of the Greece School District. School for JazzThe station has operated on a shoestring for the last 40 years and although its offices are located in one of the district’s high schools, it receives no taxpayer support – it’s entirely run on donations from the community.

The film will be released on the Jazz 90.1 website, next Wednesday. My hope is that it will connect the station’s listeners with the personalities and passion that keep the station going.

It was a lot of fun to make! Excellent cooperation from station manager Rob Linton and the volunteers I profiled. An added bonus: I have a new appreciation for Frank Sinatra and Perry Como in particular as a result of having made the film!

I’ll be interviewed about the film on air at Jazz 90.1 next Wednesday, June 18th, at 4:25pm. The film will go live on the website immediately after the interview. Tune in if you can, watch the film, and if you can, donate a few bucks to the station!