Arts & Media Maker
I celebrate, being present with gifted artists at play, friends...
ONE SHOT DOCUMENTARIES
In the Studio
Justin recording his first song with:
With the Boomtang Boys at Boomtang Records, home of 480East Smooth Jazz players and producers:
In the Field at Festivals
OKA boys from Australia on tour:
More informal fun and music is found on my YouTube channel:
Wycliffe Gordon, My Cartoon Life
I've had the pleasure of initiating primary production on a feature documentary celebrating the extraordinary life and talent of multi-instrumentalist, composer and educator. With hundreds of hours of live footage, we're on a journey with a man most recognized by audiences the world over, as Trombonist of the year.
Personal projects follow on commercial experience producing, directing and editing productions of public education ads on radio and television for health institutions, and a variety of training media for a leading financial institution.
FESTIVAL FOUNDER & HOST
I was delighted to collaborate with a small group to create and host live festivals and art events, including:
2008: Celebration of Jazz Wines
Week-long event at Jamie Kennedy's wine bar in Toronto. Coordinated with the closing conference of the International Association of Jazz Educators, nightly performances featured pianist and signer, Lenore Raphael with her trio, happy to feature singer Denise Thimes. We closed with a party of jazz artists joining in performance to honor Candido Camero on his receiving a National Endowment of the Arts award. A jazz innovator with a life time of achievement, Candido introduced conga drums into Jazz..
1996: electrobebe Live Space
Ground-breaking electronic arts festival at Toronto's HarbourFront. This included Live Space Events with NY artists Ben Neill on three-horned Mutant Trumpet synced via two improvisational computers and multi-media streams played on keyboard by renowned visual artist Gardner Post. Over a week, Pierre Paul Savoie Danse also performed an original 3D holographic work. We brought performers together with community in a closing Artists' Forum exploring notions of resonance.