Icons Among Us

Icons Among Us

By Lars Larson, Michael Rivoira, Peter J. Vogt

Synopsis

Icons Among Us: Jazz in the Present Tense, a comprehensive four-part documentary film series, looks at the Jazz music scene today. Through interviews, performance footage, and the voices of the musicians themselves, we explore this music and the divergent influences that are shaping the world of Jazz at the beginning of the 21st Century. Not a historical look at what has been called America's Music but a timely, vibrant trip through the clubs, festival, and the lives of this new generation of jazz musicians. Never before has jazz music been so many different things to so many different people, from hip hop to bebop, and 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 a look at all of this and more.
United States 90 minutes 2009 English
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Festivals
  • Portland Jazz Festival 2011 (Portland, Oregon)
  • AFI Project: 20/20 2010 (United States)
  • Boulder International Film Festival 2010 (Boulder, CO)
  • Melbourne Jazz Festival 2010 (Melbourne, Australia)
  • Monterey Jazz Festival 2010 (Monterey, CA)
  • AFI Film Festival 2009 (Los Angeles, United States)
  • Mill Valley Film Festival 2009 (Mill Valley, United States)
  • Seattle International Film Festival 2009 (Seattle, United States)
  • Sound Unseen Film and Music Festival 2009 (Minneapolis, United States)

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