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JAZZMIX FESTIVAL

JAZZMIX -

AN EXTRAORDINARY FESTIVAL HELD IN NEW YORK AND IN SCANDINAVIA

A TV PROGRAM, A DOUBLE BLU-RAY DISC AND A MOVIE RELEASED IN THEATERS


SUMMARY

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The Project

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The Musicians / Performers

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Launching process

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Statement of Intent

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A new festival in Scandinavia

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Contacts

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Partners

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Press


1 THE PROJECT

Avant-garde Jazz always was a New-York phenomenon. It is the same city that saw the laws of musical harmony broken. With that in mind and in these locations Barking Dogs Productions organised in 2008 a Jazz festival that saw 8 concerts take place during 8 days in 8 different clubs. The production company bet on the HD technology to shoot these concerts, and the resulting movies were run on television, in Blu Ray and in theatres. Based on the same principle, Barking Dogs will organize in 2010 a Festival in Scandinavia, shining with the rythms and colors of Jazz ...


JAZZMIX FESTIVAL LINE-UP IN NEW-YORK VAL INC

Filmed on the November 18 atThe Drom With Marvin Sewell and Jowee Omicill Haitian electronic music composer / percussionist / turntablist, Val-Inc evokes the musical esoteric realms of the creative subconscious and self defined as «Afro-Electronica®». Her work invites the Lwas as she incorporates her African Haitian Musical traditions into the present and beyond, combining acoustics with electronics and the archaic with the post-modern. She works with a diverse array of artists: Steve Coleman as a turntablist/composer, Tracie D. Morris as a percussionist and Anthony Braxton as a recording engineer.

AKINMUSIRE QUINTET

Filmed on the November 19 at the Jazz

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Ambrose Akinmusire (tp), Walter Smith III (ts), Fabian Almazan (p), Harish Raghavan (b), Justin Brown (dm). Ambrose Akinmusire was born in Oakland CA, raised in Oakland, California. Before he was eighteen, Ambrose had already performed with such famed musicians as saxophonists Joe Henderson, Joshua Redman, Steve Coleman, and drummer Billy Higgins. Ambrose is a 2007 graduate of the Masters program at University of Southern California, and also the Monk Institute of Jazz, Ambrose’s instructors include Terence Blanchard, Billy Childs and Gary Grant.

THE JASON LINDNER BIG BAND

CHRIS DAVE & FRIENDS

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Hop Cultural Center of Harlem

Jason Lindner (cla), Yosvany Terry (as/chekere), Jay Collins (ts, fl, voc), Anat Cohen (ts), Chris Karlic(bs, bcl), Avishai Cohen, Duane Eubanks (tp), Rafi Malkiel, Joe Fiedler (tb), Omer Avitale (b), Obed Calvaire (dm) et la participation de Baba Israel (poetics). Brooklyn-born pianist and keyboardist Jason Lindner has a style uniquely his own, drawing largely from New York’s unlimited variety of culture from around the world, with an intensely urban feel. Lindner began composing, arranging and performing in the late 80’s while attending Music and Art High School in Manhattan. He honorably mentored with bebop guru Barry Harris, harmonic master Chris Anderson (Herbie Hancock’s mentor), and other elders of the NY jazz community at the legendary University of the Streets.

Chris Dave (dm), Robert Glasper (cla), Derrick Hodge (b). Having blessed the scene for over 10 years with his unique musical styling, Chris Dave’s musicianship defies classification and places him among the drumworld’s best. His articulated beats, intrinsic rhythms and innovative inflections have gained him recognition as one of the most influential and prototypical drummers in the industry today. Chris has been around the world and back playing for and recording with some of music’s most established and iconic artists.

Filmed on the November 20 at the Zinc

JALEEL SHAW

THEO BLECKMANN & KNEEBODY

FIELDWORK

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Avec Jaleel Shaw (as) Aaron Goldberg (p), Otis Brown III (dm), Ben Williams (b). Upon graduating from high school, he received a full tuition scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass. While attending Berklee, he received the Billboard Endowed Scholarship for Outstanding Academic and Musical achievement (1998), two Woodwind Dept. Chair Awards, The Outstanding Student Teacher Award, and The Boston Jazz Society Award (1999). He was also a finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Saxophone Competition that year. Jaleel has performed internationally in Australia, China, London, Paris, Italy, Finland, Africa, etc...

Theo Bleckmann (voc), Adam Benjamin (cla), Shane Endsley (tp), Kaveh Rastegar (b), Ben Wendel (s), Nate Wood (dm). In 1989 Bleckmann moved from his native Germany to New York City after meeting legendary jazz vocalist Sheila Jordan at a workshop in Graz, Austria, who remains an influential mentor and supportive colleague to this day. Together they can be heard on Sheila Jordan’s «Jazzchild» (High Note). Since his move to Manhattan (and ultimately taking on US citizenship in 2005) he has worked with such artists as Laurie Anderson, Anthony Braxton, Steve Coleman, Dave Douglas, Philip Glass, Meredith Monk, Michael Tilson ...

Vijay Iyer (p), Steve Lehman (as), Tyshawn Sorey (dm). FIELDWORK is a cooperative band made up of a rotating cast of some of the best players in modern experimental jazz. This edition of the group includes Vijay Iyer on piano, Steve Lehman on alto saxophone and Tyshawn Sorey on drums, and the trio produces dense, knotty improvisations that are complex but never overly stuffy or boring. The music retains its excitement despite being dark, ominous and complicated.

Filmed on the November 22 at the Jazz

Filmed on the November 23 at the Joe’s

Filmed on the November 24 at the Pois-

Filmed on the November 21 at the Hip

WAITS-McPHERSON-BURTON

Filmed on the November 25 at the Knit-

ting Factory

Avec Nasheet Waits (dm), Eric McPherson (dm), Abraham Burton (ts). Nasheet Waits, drummer/music educator, is a New York native. His interest in playing the drums was encouraged by his father, legendary percussionist, Frederick Waits.Most recently Nasheet has been a member of Andrew Hill’s various bands, Jason Moran’s Bandwagon, and Fred Hersch’s trio. As an originating member of pianist Jason Moran’s Bandwagon, Jason, bassist Tarus Mateen, and Nasheet have been deemed, «the most exciting rhythm section in jazz» by JazzTimes..

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3 LAUNCHING PROCESS

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THE FESTIVAL - NOVEMBER 2008

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TV BROADCASTING - MARCH / APRIL 2009

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THE BLURAY - NOVEMBER 2009

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THEATER RELEASE - SEPTEMBER 2010


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THE FESTIVAL - NOVEMBER 2008

Jazzmix in New-York is a festival that saw 8 Jazz concerts take place every evening during 8 days in 8 different clubs. Every single concert had an enthusiastic reception, the last one was even nominated by the prestigious AllAboutJazz magazine as one of the best concerts of 2008. Jazzmix is a discovery journey and a way of raising awareness of the New York young jazz scene.

Festival poster


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TV BROADCASTING - MARCH / APRIL 2009

The festival had an exclusive broadcast on the Mezzo channel. Mezzo showed the 8 hours of concerts during a week, one concert per evening. Many channels around the world purchased these programs later on.


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THE BLURAY - NOVEMBER 2009

The 8 hours of concerts were shot and recorded with HD quality, and are now available in the best format existing today : the BluRay. Mixed in DTS HD Audiomaster 5.1, these movies allow everyone to listen and see the concerts as if they were inside the clubs, thanks to both the surround 5.1 sound and the HD quality. Mixed and authored in the MSM Studio in Munich, the Blu Ray production gained from the expertise of the worldly renowned studio (which is also part of the BluRay Association and ensures a perfect quality and finishing in the manufacturing of the disc. Distributed by NAIVE in France and SUNNYSIDE in the United States, the JazzMix BluRay (released on October 10th 2009) was nominated to the 2009 Victoires du Jazz in the category best DVD/BluRay.

Un Double Blu Ray de 8h


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THEATER RELEASE - SEPTEMBER 2010

JazzMix in New-York is a Jazz Festival destined to all audiences. A release in theaters is therefore projected in September 2010, so as to allow jazz amateurs as well as broad audiences to embark on a journey of jazzy notes’ flows and pleasure driven contemplation of passionnate musicians on a big screen.

Movie poster


4 STATEMENT OF INTENT Photographer William Claxton, in a monumental book, «Jazz Life», did a series of portraits of jazz musicians from the sixtie’s. What comes out of these pictures, is a joy of living, a way of seizing jazzmen in action, men and women who fully lived their existence in the practice of their art. William Claxton applied himself to seize musical instants, with no pathos, in which he put all the essential elements of jazz being a real apart musical genre. This is to say that he underlined, in these pictures, the tenuous link that the jazzman keeps up with his instrument, how he is an integral part of a the whole band who plays as one, how he also plays with the audience and integrate it in his music, and how the audience, according to how intense it feels the pleasure, throws back an energy that increase tenfold the intensity of the moment. For our series of captures of these live concerts in New-York in October 2008, «Autumn in New-York», we will therefore try to stick to William Claxton’s visual approach as a realization principal. The musician, in the practice of his instrument, will be each time our major concern, but always kept in close relation to the other members of the group. Our goal is to seize his breath, his moves, his expression and his grimaces, his looks. In one word: to seize this tension, made of stage waves, that makes jazz a spectacle, a living art. Our prejudice for every capture is to show how an artist, a band, for the time of a show, writes in a way a story, in a little place located in a district of a town, inhabited by men and women who come, for an evening, to bring their contribution to a tale made of sounds and images, that the musicians offer on stage. For each movie, we will show where the concert takes place: in which area of New-York, in which club, and what its audience is. Like this in several key moments of the capture we will leave the club to shoot. We will see how the music played inside wonderfully sticks to the time that goes by, to the vibrating and never-ending beats of the New-York night.


5 A NEW FESTIVAL IN SCANDINAVIA The Project ÂŤJazzMix in ScandinaviaÂť will take place from October 15th 2010 to October 30th. The festival is a notch above its predecessor, since the concerts will happen in 4 different countries : 2 concerts in every country, 8 nights in a row. An extraordinary event ! Jazzmix Scandinavia will reach its scope in Norway, Finland, Sweden and Denmark, carried by the swinging rythm of the North-European Jazz...


5 JAZZMIX IN SCANDINAVIA VISIBILITY By being partner of our Festival, we offer you a visibility : • DURING THE FESTIVAL : on stage, behind the bands, with a strong visibility on TV, radio, in the press and on the Net. France and Scandinavian partnerships already signed (JazzMag, Evene, Libé.. ) • ON THE TELEVISION : : in the opening and ending credits on every broadcast of the concerts on MEZZO, ARTE as well as SWEDISH SVT1, DANSK TV1, YLE TV1 and TV NORGE. • IN THE Blu Ray : a spot on the BluRay jacket and inside the discs with an exclusive «sponsor time» bonus . France and International distribution by UNIVERSAL JAZZ MUSIC. • IN THE THEATERS : the posters and in the opening and closing credits of the movie. At least 100 theaters guarantees. • Co-branding : and your name can be associated to the Festival , and pulse at the jazzy tempo of the « YOUR NAME JAZZMIX FESTIVAL » !


PRODUCED BY

BARKINGDOGS productions

Amos ROZENBERG 320 rue Saint Honoré 75001 PARIS amos@barkingdogs.fr

COPRODUCED WITH

Reza ACKBARALY 26Bis rue François 1er 75008 PARIS Tél : 01 56 36 51 00

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THEATERS DISTRIBUTION NOUR FILMS Patrick SIBOURD 4, rue Eugène Varlin 75010 PARIS contact@nourfilms.com

TV DISTRIBUTION MODEMAY Marie-Odile DEMAY P.O. Box 26553 CSP Queen Mary Montreal, H3X 4B1 Québec, Canada

BLURAY DISTRIBUTION Stefan BOCK Theresienstr. 27 D-80333 München info@msm-studios.com

Robert GENILLARD 8, Rue des Vieux-Grenadiers 1205 Genève Suisse Info@flyingwave.com

FRANCE Naive Vision / Eagle Rock Philippe GONDOUIN 9, Rue Victor Massé 75009 PARIS - FRANCE +33 (0) 1 56 02 20 45 USA Sunnyside Distribution François ZALACAIN 348 West 38th Street New York,10018 P 212-564-4606


Jazzman - March 2009


- November 26th, 2008


- TSF jazz broadcasted during 5 nights at 9PM from the 23rd to the 29th January 2010, the integrality of 5 concerts of the JazzMix Festival


- May 7th, 2010


- Jazz Magazine – February 2009


Barking Dogs Productions Jazz festival