Not Not Jazz Directed
Jason Miller USA / 2019 / 76 minutes World Premiere
Times and Venues:
WOODSTOCK Bearsville Theater
RHINEBECK Upstate Films I
Q&A Attendees *subject to change: Jason Miller, Billy Martin
Following the Friday screening, Billy Martin of Medeski Martin & Wood will give a solo drum performance.
Medeski, Martin & Wood is an American avant-jazz-funk band formed in 1991, consisting of John Medeski on keyboards, Billy Martin on drums, and Chris Wood on bass. The band is influenced by musical traditions including funk and hip hop and is known for an unconventional style sometimes described as avant-groove. Not Not Jazz provides an in-depth look at the unique and wholly improvisational creative process of the revolutionary musicians as they endeavor to record a new album at the famed Allaire Studio, twenty-five years after their formation.
BIO: Jason Miller is an Emmy nominated multi-disciplinary artist originally from Atlanta, Georgia. His first feature documentary, The Past is a Grotesque Animal, chronicling prolific indie-glam-rock band of Montreal, was released in 2014 via Oscilloscope Labs. Some of the artists and brands Miller has directed work for include Chairlift, J. Mascis, Diplo, A-Trak, Riff Raff, Ray-Ban, FX Networks, and Fender. He grew up frequently moving around the south before attending the University of Georgia. There he became entwined with the Athens music scene and began collaborating with bands and artists on music videos and short films. Jason currently lives in Los Angeles with his girlfriend, Christie.
Cast/Featuring: John Medeski, Billy Martin, Chris Wood, Liz Penta
Executive Producer(s): Kevin Flanigan, Dexter Braff, Jason Miller
Producer(s): Elie Weiss, Jim Stark, Tyler Davidson
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