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Wynton about the “Chops” documentary at Tribeca Film Festival

On April 26, Wynton participated in a Q&A session at Tribeca Film Festival, with the filmmakers of Chops, a documentary film directed by Bruce Broder that follows a Florida high school jazz band’s journey to Jazz at Lincoln Center Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival.

Watch the trailer.

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  1. I’ve heard that it was an amazing movie, I’ve heard from some of my friends that performed in the Jazz ensemble that it was an amazing experience.
    I go to Douglas Anderson, being there and around so much amazing talent really doesn’t give you as much perspective because you are always surrounded by so much talent. It’s kind of like when you eat chocolate to much and grow dull to the flavor. I’m glad that the Jazz students got that once in a life-time experience. When I step back and come back from summer or winter break I can listen with a fresh ear and really appreaciate the talent that they all possess.

    Writer on Feb 17th, 2008 at 12:00pm

  2. I saw chops premier in LA a few months ago, it was incredible. I too have competed in Essentially Ellington, and I think it is good that a movie was finally made on EE. It brings to light all the dedication and practice hours put into the music.

    Kevin Seegan on Dec 7th, 2007 at 2:31am

  3. Still no news about it Kat.
    We’ll let you know here when it will be available.

    Luigi on Oct 12th, 2007 at 4:45pm

  4. I saw CHOPS last night, and it blew me away. I’m a high school teacher, and I’d love to show it to my students. I don’t teach music, but my students are all Latin and Haitian, and most of them have a deep appreciation for music. Can you tell me where I can order it?

    Kat Kandel on Oct 12th, 2007 at 10:29am