Private Project


28 min.,| 2018 |HD
This minimalistic video shows German master trombonist Paul Hubweber taking inspiration for his improvisations from the filmmaker's PAPER PAIRS art installation of abstract works by 24 artists from Germany, The Netherlands and New York. Three artist cameras follow him and his soulful, strong play while he walks along the walls filled with art. The video montage intertwines the works with his contemporary music...

"A beautiful film shows the range of visual materials Ebba Jahn has been integrating and touring.
Paul Hubweber offers a sensitively-developed, responsive and clearly recorded trombone voice.
The film puts the kindness of communal soundscape & extended vision together really well.
I also enjoy a glimpse of our arts champion with camera on the case in Köln." Jeff Schlanger a.k.a. musicWitness, NYC

  • Ebba Jahn
  • Paul Hubweber
    Key Cast
    "Trombone, Musician, Instant Composer, Sound Recordist "
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Genres:
    Art, Music, Improv
  • Runtime:
    28 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 20, 2018
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Freedom Music Festival vol.4 Copenhagen
    September 1, 2018
    1 of 3 films / A week invitation for filmmaker and concert trombonist
  • Q 18, Gallery Studio Quarters in the Harbour Köln-Poll, Germany
    January 26, 2019
  • Radio WKCR FM 89.9 NEW YORK Tri-State Area
    New York City
    United States
    October 7, 2019
    Video's complete AUDIO
    Program Jazz Alternatives
  • Silence Radio | Folie/Culture - 25 sec. Spot from Audio for Quebec
    11th - 29th November 2019 on program Quebec Reveille
    Winner of Silence Radio | Folie/Culture Award
Distribution Information
  • Ebba Jahn
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Ebba Jahn

German Film and TV Academy dffb Berlin graduate 1984
NRW film artist prize 1984
Own film productions since then
Camera and sound for filmmaker colleagues
Video teacher at University of the Arts, Berlin 1985 - 1986
Film teacher at Berlin film academy dffb 1986 -1991
Move to New York City 1991-2008
CUNY A.S. in Fine Arts & BA studies until 1999 Hunter College
Radio producer and technician ARD Studio New York 1999 - 2001
Freelance NYC - correspondent for public radio in Germany 2001- 03
Film teacher at filmschools in Germany and Zürich 2004-2008
Film re-runs and DVD production of own jazzfilm Rising Tones Cross 2005
Director and co-curator of jazzfest INTERPLAY ! BERLIN 2006
Jazz film curator and live acts coordinator IFFF Frauenfilmfestival 2007

Film artist stipend of the Berlin Senat 2007
DVD production ARTS INTERPLAY 2008
Video/Room Installation, Short Films, DVD Productions, 2009
Older videos are shown in German museums 2006, 2017, 2018
Jazzfilm from 1984 has re-runs on several music festivals and art theaters.

Small scale series in painting and mixed media since 2010
Art Exhibitions in Germany

Since 2017 curating, organizing and travelling with exhibition PAPER PAIRS with artworks by 15 - 24 artists including own.
2018 cooperations with trombonist Paul Hubweber.
2019 Screenings of PAPER PAIRS & TROMBONE Expanded...

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Director Statement

This video is looking for film festivals which like to show a 1/2 hour video depicting abstract art and creative improvised music as it happens.
The installation of original PAPER PAIRS and a set of live music after a video screening by the varied Paul Hubweber with another musician in a duo is what I especially would enjoy more of for PAPER PAIRS & TROMBONE ; The Freedom Music Festival for Improvised Music in Copenhagen made this possible and people loved it. Film festivals could have this "package" too...
Once invited I will at least bing a portfolio with original art from the video for people to look at it closely -
PP&T Video Expanded, my project for 2019.

I'm the writer, director, cinematogra.pher, editor, and producer of about 15 films and videos, shot in Germany and New York City which premiered at mainly German Filmfestivals Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Hofer Filmtage, Berlinale Forum like my most known 2 hour Jazzfilm Rising Tones Cross from 1984 -still internationally shown,
Older improvised music videos were recently shown in museums, other films collected by museums in Germany.
Please see the annotated filmography.