Passing the Torch featuring Jimmy Heath
Donald Trump vs. Jimmy Heath
At this point, most of us are suffering from election fatigue. To counter that negativity, Bret Primack is posting his new documentary, Passing the Torch, for viewing online, until election day. “I want to give everyone the option of experiencing some love, peace and understanding instead of the non-stop stress of this bizarre Presidential campaign,” Mr. Primack explains.
The film is a celebration of the sharing of creativity and knowledge from one generation to another featuring Jimmy Heath and high school Jazz students in the Tucson Jazz Institute’s Ellington Band.
Bret is now funding the marketing and distribution of his latest documentary to be shown at Film Festivals and Music Education events, and also available online at Hulu, Neflix, iTunes, Amazon and other on demand video web sites. He’s also doing a marketing campaign to make the film free and accessible to students and educational institutions.
“My subject, Jimmy Heath, celebrated his 90th birthday last week. What a blessing to know and work with one of the real Giants of Jazz, and a truly wonderful human being.”
View Passing the Torch here: http://tinyurl.com/
A graduate of NYU Film School where he studied with Martin Scorsese, Bret Primack has been at the forefront of new media since he co-founded Jazz Central Station, the first Jazz website, in 1994. When YouTube debuted in 2006, he began posting video as the Jazz Video Guy. Now, his nearly fifteen hundred video postings have thirty million views and Bret hosts YouTube's premiere Jazz channel.
Bret Primack worked in documentaries and industrials before a near three decade career as a respected music journalist. He has written hundreds of articles and interviews that have been published globally by JazzTimes, DownBeat, The New York Times, People and Swing Journal.
In the past ten years, Bret has transferred his storytelling mastery to the web and he has produced hundreds of videos that focus on a variety of topics, including Jazz musicians and music industry related businesses, restaurants, educational programs, health care companies and technology specialists.
In addition to his own films, Bret teaches documentary filmmaking and video production at Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona, where he resides with his wife Sandi and his pet Iguana, Murray.
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