Jimmy McGary Daddy Jazz

Christopher Braig's 2019 New York Jazz Film Festival award winning film Jimmy McGary The Best Jazz You Never Heard tells the story of a 20th Century American Master. Jimmy McGary (1926-1993) was a force of nature on the tenor saxophone. Often called "daddy jazz" by those around him he was regarded as the center of jazz saxophone in the region for decades. THIS FILM IS SUITABLE FOR ALL AUDIENCES (32 mins)

  • Christopher Braig
  • Fred Hersch
    Key Cast
  • Jimmy McGary
    Key Cast
  • Lynn Seaton
    Key Cast
  • Chuck Fertal
    Key Cast
  • Wayne Yeager
    Key Cast
  • Pat Kelly
    Key Cast
  • Lou Lausche
    Key Cast
  • Steve Schmidt
    Key Cast
  • Runtime:
    31 minutes 49 seconds
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Director Biography - Christopher Braig

Christopher Braig is a Burbank, California-based saxophonist, flutist, composer, and filmmaker.

His second film Radio Free Newport was nominated for film-scoring awards at Festivals in Paris, London, Canne, SIFF, Munich, and Rome.

His last record, Rise of the Jazz Ark, was recorded in Chicago and engineered by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio direct to tape.

Christopher is an artist of wide experience who regards music as an opportunity to create "sonic sculptures" blending improvisation with composition.

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