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TR-230714-15

New York Foundation for the Arts (Brooklyn, NY 11201-8301)
Robert S. Levi (Project Director: January 2015 to present)

Hank Jones: Last Man Playing

Production of a film chronicling the social and cultural impact of jazz composer Hank Jones.

This request is a Production funding request for Hank Jones: Last Man Playing, a sixty-minute, high definition broadcast documentary program about the life and work of the celebrated African-American composer, arranger, and pianist Hank Jones. For almost seventy years as an icon and founding father of several seminal movements in music, Hank Jones' prolific output still defines the essence of mainstream and classic jazz, placing him among the most sought after and recorded pianists, composers, and cultural ambassadors in American musical history. This proposal seeks $494,950 in Production and finishing funding to support the filming of additional interviews, continued script preparation and refinement, ongoing consultations with Humanities scholars, additional archival research, and final editing, post-production expenses needed to bring the film to life.

Project fields:
Film History and Criticism

Program:
Media Projects Production

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$389,900 (approved)
$389,900 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2015 – 12/31/2018