Birdland Jazzista

Documentary

Role: Co-Director, DP

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A long time hub for jazz, Oakland lost yet another beloved venue in February of 2017. Birdland Jazzista was a meeting place for the jazz novice and legends alike. Jam sessions hosted by renowned artist Calvin Keys were common and the community came together to support and cultivate local talent. Meet the club’s founder and its patrons in club’s last days.

Shot and edited on a tight deadline this short piece was released before the club’s final night and published in the East Bay Times.

 

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East Bay Times