A Day and a Half Ago

This is an original composition Jazz Music Video that gives lush, dramatic story telling by introducing the audience to tone, texture, dynamics, and phrasing! Igniting the heart to be captivated by the language of Jazz, spoken through three instruments: piano, bass, and drums.

  • Christopher-Lawson Palmer
    Author
  • Christopher-Lawson Palmer Trio
    Name of Band or Artist
  • Christopher-Lawson Palmer
    Director
  • Muntazz Palmer
    Producer
  • Christopher-Lawson Palmer
    Key Cast
    "The pianist and composer"
  • Aki Eppstein
    Key Cast
    "The drummer"
  • Kenny Haddox
    Key Cast
    "The bassist "
  • Project Type:
    Music Video, Student
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 11, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    50 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Booker T Washington HSPVA
  • EthnoFest
    Brusssels
    Belgium
    September 26, 2021
Director Biography - Christopher-Lawson Palmer

Christopher-Lawson Palmer is a 9th grader at
Booker T Washington High School of the Performing and Visual Arts. He is a very intelligent, personable, mature young man who is blessed with the gift of a beautiful singing voice and ear for music. He is goal-oriented with extremely musical and leadership depth. He exhibits a certain combination of musical curiosity, poise and imagination, as well as a deep respect for the art of improvisation and acting. Christopher-Lawson Palmer is a formally trained vocalist, jazz instrumentalist (piano and trumpet), film composer, dancer (ballet, modern, hip-hop), visual artist, and actor. Christopher-Lawson landed his first lead Opera role at age 10 in the role of Amahl in Amahl and the Night Visitors, this accomplishment led to many other vocal performance invitations. In 2019, Christopher-Lawson performed as a guest soloist with the Knoxville Choral Society in Mendelssohn's Elijah, accompanied by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. In January 2020, Christopher-Lawson was a vocal finalist in The Bijou Rising Star Ace Awards. He is currently a member of the Children’s Choir of Greater Dallas (CCGD).
Christopher-Lawson is equally a profound actor and is featured in National TV re-enactments (Homicide Hunter and Fatal Attraction), Toyota and YWCA Commercials, Music Videos, Theatre and Films. Christopher-Lawson has graced the stages of the Carousel Theatre (UTK), the Tivoli Theatre, the Tennessee Amphitheater, and the Tennessee Theatre (dancing a duet in the French Variation role with the Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker). He has performed with companies such as Carpetbag Theatre, WordPlayers, Cattywampus Puppet Council, Dancers Studio, the Satanic Mechanics and the Knoxville Children's Theatre (KCT). Christopher-Lawson Palmer's theatre credits include Aladdin, Anne of Green Gables, Winnie the Pooh, Hairspray, and Rocky Horror Picture Show. His film credits include an award winning music video, Static Friends and featured films: Flirting with Azrael: A Psychedelic Rock Musical, Brushy Bayou, Solace, and Marbles and Bullets, where Christopher-Lawson Palmer plays a lead role along side three time Tony Award Winner, Shuler Hensley. Post covid 19, Christopher-Lawson could be seen performing with the Knoxville Christian Youth Band (trumpeter) and the Knoxville Youth Jazz Orchestra (pianist). He rehearses remotely with ensembles through NJPAC (piano and trumpet), the Metro Praise Orchestra (trumpet), the Keller Area Youth Jazz Orchestra (trumpet), Jazz House Kids (piano), and GDYO Jazz Combo (piano). Christopher-Lawson has expanded his knowledge of classical, jazz repertoire, theory and film composition by studying remotely at the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz, Litchfield Jazz Camp, Interlochen Arts Camp, W.O. Smith Music School, NYU Performing Arts Essentials Certificate Program, Lincoln Jazz Center Jr. Summer Jazz Academy, NYU Music Industry Essentials Certificate Program, Rutgers University, the International School of the Voice (ISV), NJPAC, Jazz House Kids, the Community School of the Arts, the Joy of Music, Trumpets4Kids, and the Louis Satchmo Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp. He was honored April 2021 to be apart of the Dallas Jazz Piano Society’s Rising Star Concert where he shared the stage with Grammy Award winning musicians. In 2021, Christopher-Lawson Palmer also became an honored recipient of multiple scholarships: he won a full scholarship to Hello Broadway Live through the Broadway Collective, he received a full scholarship from Martha Togno to study classical voice with a Curtis Institute Professor through the International School of the Voice (ISV), he became the first recipient of the James Calloway Scholarship from Dallas Jazz Piano Society (DJPS), and he is an honored recipient of a Merit Scholarship to attend Interlochen Arts Camp. Additionally, he is a member of Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s Teen Council and a member of Teen Opera Club of Texas. Christopher-Lawson Palmer's natural talent, as well as an unwavering enthusiasm and nurtured discipline, has propelled him to acting and musical exposure that allows him to develop his God given artistic expression and assured accomplishments.

Add Director Biography
Director Statement

I hope to effectively capture audiences with my music. Music allows me the freedom to express my voice through tone, dynamics, and phrasing. I enjoy performing in many artistic disciplines that allows my work to speak to audiences across the U.S. My training in music, acting, dance and visual art prepared me to walk this beautiful artistic journey, to actualizing my dream as a well-rounded artist!!!