An introduction to content I created for a film series. So very honored to be allowed such intimate access inside the lifestyle of jazz musicians.
INTRODUCTION TO THE REEL, JAZZ DIARIES:
The inspiration for these diaries is to share a rare look into the lifestyle of jazz musicians living their dreams. Many have built their entire life around music and have toured with some of the most famous jazz greats. Although I am not a musician I have worked in the hospitality industry and landed in the jazz arena of New York City for many years. It certainly has helped to support my creative habits. In this time I have been surrounded by some of the most successful jazz musicians who are often called "Legends."
Having worked over four thousand shows or more, what I found most appealing about enjoying one's music over the other is the personal stage presence that a musician brings to his audience. The idea of watching a musician perform is a form of voyarism. A journey into that soul that creates music before your eyes. And because of this it brings me great pleasure to share THE REEL, JAZZ DIARIES. A simple experimental visual journey into the nightlife and lifestyle of musicians.
I've witnessed arrogance in this industry and I've witnessed humility. I've subtly watched, silently listened, noticed the different style's of musicianship and took notes. These are the stories of the extremely humbe talented musicians who bring a special kind of essence to the stage. Check out our trailer (one minute-ish) and get a feel for the vibe I'll be sharing.
New York Night Owl