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Chops / a Bruce Broder film in association with Winnercomm, Inc ; with thanks to Jazz at Lincoln Center ; co-producers, Chip Rives, Joe Carmody, Warren Skeels ; director, Bruce Broder.

Marsalis, Wynton, 1961- (Added Author). Rives, Chip. (Producer). Carmody, Joe. (Producer). Skeels, Warren, 1975- (Producer). Broder, Bruce. (Director).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 88 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : Virgil Films and Entertainment : 2010.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Bruce Broder.
Summary, etc.:
'Each year, Jazz at Lincoln Center and its Artistic Director, Wynton Marsalis, host the prestigious Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival, a competition of the absolute best high school jazz bands from across the country. The film follows Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, a public high school in Jacksonville, FL, as they compete with elite bands from all over the country at the Festival in New York City. Inspired by the entire community of jazz musicians, the students humbly recognize the honor of carrying on the legacy of the masters. Jam-packed with outstanding performances, CHOPS will make you admire the dedication of these teenagers as they proudly watch the culmination of their hard work: an electrifying festival performance where the students realize that no matter how much one prepares, sometimes life, like jazz, calls for improvisation.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Jazz festivals > United States.
Jazz > Instruction and study > Juvenile.
Music > Instruction and study > United States > Juvenile.

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