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The Complete Jimmy McGary

This course is an archive of the materials collected during production of the New York Jazz Film Festival 2019 Official Selection: Jimmy McGary The Best Jazz You Never Heard. Saxophonist Christopher Braig spent ten months filming, editing, recording and documenting the legacy of Cincinnati jazz legend and American Master Jimmy McGary (1926-1993). The film was shot on location in Cincinnati, Louisville, Boston, Washington DC and New York City . The course contains dozens of rare recordings and hours of video interviews detailing the rich history of jazz music in Cincinnati between 1968 and 1988. The course also features the only known video of Jimmy McGary performing at the 1986 Stone Valley (Indiana) Jazz Festival.

Featuring 14 time Grammy nominee Fred Hersch and Cincinnati Jazz Hall of Fame Members Lou Lausche, Steve Schmidt, Wayne Yeager, Bobby Scott and Lynn Seaton


Jimmy McGary The Best jazz You Never Heard Official Trailer

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Christopher Braig
Christopher Braig

Christopher Braig is a Nationally Touring Artist, Documentary Filmmaker, Audio Engineer and Composer with more than three decades experience.

One of the few musicians playing soprano saxophone as his primary instrument he has been described as passionately unconventional.

Christopher taught jazz improvisation, saxophone and audio production on the college level for eleven years. He performs and records with the New York City based band Breathe-Live.


Course Curriculum


  "Real People Make Real Music"... Introducing Jimmy McGary
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  Jimmy McGary The Best Jazz You Never Heard Documentary Film Available on Amazon Direct
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