detroit · film · independent

music beneath raw footage of reenactment of final drive for beloved guitarist appropriately titled “Pain”

Special thanks to Armen Boladian and Sarah Catlett of Detroit’s Bridgeport for the use of Houston Person’s “Pain” with Grant Green on guitar in “The Grant Green Story.” If you want to hear the song in its entirety under footage from the film, check it out at this link featuring a reenactment of Grant’s final… Continue reading music beneath raw footage of reenactment of final drive for beloved guitarist appropriately titled “Pain”

film · independent · jazz

Grant Green documentary released – at last

Since 1994, I have been working on getting a film about the late jazz guitarist Grant Green to the marketplace. In addition to being the most recorded artist for Blue Note, American’s first indie jazz label, he’s the father of my former husband Grant Jr. (not to be confused with his brother Greg who performs… Continue reading Grant Green documentary released – at last

film · iceland · jazz

excited about screening in rural seaside town today

Repost from The Grant Green Story’s Facebook page: Looking forward to 3:30pm free screening today at the NES Artist Residency in Skagastrond, a town of about 540 people in rural Iceland. This particular residency has a film component so it will be interesting to get additional feedback from the perspective of these artists-in-residence. I understand… Continue reading excited about screening in rural seaside town today

film · jazz

on moonlight and more

I enjoyed sitting on a panel today with fellow University of Alabama professors Adams Brooks and Robin Boylorn of the Department of Communication Studies and poet L. Lamar Wilson (also a fellow Floridian), of the English Department, at the student-run Black Warrior Film Festival. We addressed filmmaking in the age of  “Moonlight,” the recent Oscar-winning Best… Continue reading on moonlight and more