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Screening of "Icons Among Us" on Dec 7th at the Barnsdall Gallery!

by on Nov.24, 2010, under Events, News, Television


“Icons Among Us” is one of the most preeminent jazz documentaries of our times!

This Film Screens in Los Angeles on

Dec 7th at 7pm

Barnsdall Arts Gallery

Jazz is

undergoing changes of monumental magnitude and importance.  Icons

Among Us:  jazz in the present

tense, is a documentary film series that captures the metamorphosis of jazz

by showcasing the words, music, and spirit of the artists that are paving the

way for an unprecedented musical revolution.




interviews and live performance footage, we explore the thoughts and lives of

the musicians spearheading today's jazz front lines.  This diverse group of musicians, who have committed their

lives to their art, is being missed out on by mainstream media and popular

culture.  They continue to record,

play live jazz, and exist in a world that has been distracted from their




Never before has

jazz music meant so many different things to so many different people.  From hip-hop to bee-bop, from jam-band

to free-form, the music continues to grow and shape itself in ways as varied as

the musicians who play it.  Icons Among Us is not a historical look

at what has been called “America's Music,” but rather a timely,

vibrant trip through the clubs, festivals, international scene, and lives of

the new generation of jazz musicians.           


Jazz is

pulsing.  In fact, its heart beats

more soundly than ever.  Our film

will realign deep pockets of jazz listeners and introduce new audiences to a

varsity level playfield in music. 

We wish to show jazz as it is today: an art form that is alive, is

vivacious and is constantly exchanging breath with other genres.



The filmmakers

believe that Icons Among Us is

hitting its stride at a critical moment in music history.  Icons’

unique appeal will engage a largely untapped and growing audience of both the

culturally creative and the multi-generational music lovers.  The market is ripe, and the musicians

are ready.



Jazz, like the

world we live in, is at a crossroads: continue to look in the rearview mirror,

ponder whether to turn left or right, or move ahead into uncharted territory by

way of innovation and passion.  Icons Among Us tackles issues

head-on.  It allows the musicians

to comment on their art form in a truly candid manor, and also allows the

viewer an opportunity to realize that the future of jazz is now.


This Film Screens in Los Angeles on

Dec 7th at 7pm

Barnsdall Arts Gallery

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