Robert Wagner is creating film interviews with great artists of jazz.
2

patrons

$10
per Jazz Interview
While the project is very much as advertised, this site is still under construction. Please be patient as we get it all in order.

www.Artistsofjazz.com


Artists of Jazz

In 2012 Artists of Jazz was undertaken to archive, on film, an important oral history. Our sole aim is to preserve the reminiscences of those very talented older musicians whose careers played an integral part in the greatest era in jazz. We are compiling first hand accounts from and about artists we have long admired.
It is America's music. It is American history.

Each interview we compile reveals more about the musicians we know and love, and about the history of jazz.

As of December 2016, we have interviewed over 50 jazz greats. Short selections, drawn from some of these interviews, can be seen on the website HERE.

Artists of Jazz is directed by Robert Wagner and produced by Joan Babchak. Our interviews are conducted in the greater New York area and are shot on a Nikon D800 camera.


Cost of Filming:

One day of filming costs an average of $5,000. That covers the crew (producer, sound recordist, camera operator, grip, PA), transportation, and, of course, the artists. 

To be as cost efficient as possible we try to schedule two interviews each shooting day. 

Your Contribution and Our Goal:

We count on your support to continue to archive the most valuable period in American jazz history. 100% of your contribution goes toward funding this valuable work.

We are in contact with many wonderful musicians that we are anxious to get on film. Without your contribution we would not be able to continue this project with the such urgency.

Our more ambitious goal is to be able to travel to other parts of the country for the many deserving artists not living in the NYC area.


A Partial List of Artists Interviewed:

Bartz, Gary
Carter, Ron
Cobb, Jimmy
Cranshaw, Bob
Cyrille, Andrew
DeJulio, Jim
Donaldson, Lou
Friedman, Don
Golson, Benny
Gomez, Eddie
Hampton, Slide
Harris, Barry
Hart, Billy
Hayes, Louis
Heath, Jimmy
Henderson, Eddie
Hendricks, Jon
Hill, Calvin
Jordan, Sheila
Konitz, Lee
Kuhn, Steve
Mabern, Harold
Mance, Junior
McBee, Cecil
Owens, Jimmy
Persip, Charli
Person, Huston
Pizzarelli, Bucky
Ross, Annie
Temperley, Joe
West, Paul
Weston, Randy
Wilder, Joe
Williams, Buster
Williams, Leroy
Woods, Phil
Workman, Reggie


We truly appreciate your interest in our project and support for the preservation of jazz history.

Sincerely,
Robert Wagner

Tiers
Friend of Jazz
$1 or more per Jazz Interview 1 patron
You're officially a patron and will receive updates on Artists of Jazz videos. 
Jazz Appreciator
$5 or more per Jazz Interview 0 patrons
Receive links to our latest interviews before they go on the website.
Jazz Enthusiast
$10 or more per Jazz Interview 0 patrons
You get the say! When I've got a question, you'll be one of the few that can answer through polls, plus access to clips before they launch on the website. You will also be mentioned on the website.
Jazz Sponsor
$10 or more per Jazz Interview 1 patron
You'll get exclusive access to footage not found on the website!
True Jazz Advocate
$25 or more per Jazz Interview 0 patrons
Swag is on the way! At this level, you'll get a patron-only shirt (one time only), plus all previous rewards.
Exalted Patron of Jazz
$100 or more per Jazz Interview 0 patrons
Come along on one of our shoots. See how it's done, meet the artists, and hear first hand about an incredible life of jazz.
Artist of Jazz Board Member
$500 or more per Jazz Interview 0 patrons
Welcome aboard. We are more than happy to have you!!
While the project is very much as advertised, this site is still under construction. Please be patient as we get it all in order.

www.Artistsofjazz.com


Artists of Jazz

In 2012 Artists of Jazz was undertaken to archive, on film, an important oral history. Our sole aim is to preserve the reminiscences of those very talented older musicians whose careers played an integral part in the greatest era in jazz. We are compiling first hand accounts from and about artists we have long admired.
It is America's music. It is American history.

Each interview we compile reveals more about the musicians we know and love, and about the history of jazz.

As of December 2016, we have interviewed over 50 jazz greats. Short selections, drawn from some of these interviews, can be seen on the website HERE.

Artists of Jazz is directed by Robert Wagner and produced by Joan Babchak. Our interviews are conducted in the greater New York area and are shot on a Nikon D800 camera.


Cost of Filming:

One day of filming costs an average of $5,000. That covers the crew (producer, sound recordist, camera operator, grip, PA), transportation, and, of course, the artists. 

To be as cost efficient as possible we try to schedule two interviews each shooting day. 

Your Contribution and Our Goal:

We count on your support to continue to archive the most valuable period in American jazz history. 100% of your contribution goes toward funding this valuable work.

We are in contact with many wonderful musicians that we are anxious to get on film. Without your contribution we would not be able to continue this project with the such urgency.

Our more ambitious goal is to be able to travel to other parts of the country for the many deserving artists not living in the NYC area.


A Partial List of Artists Interviewed:

Bartz, Gary
Carter, Ron
Cobb, Jimmy
Cranshaw, Bob
Cyrille, Andrew
DeJulio, Jim
Donaldson, Lou
Friedman, Don
Golson, Benny
Gomez, Eddie
Hampton, Slide
Harris, Barry
Hart, Billy
Hayes, Louis
Heath, Jimmy
Henderson, Eddie
Hendricks, Jon
Hill, Calvin
Jordan, Sheila
Konitz, Lee
Kuhn, Steve
Mabern, Harold
Mance, Junior
McBee, Cecil
Owens, Jimmy
Persip, Charli
Person, Huston
Pizzarelli, Bucky
Ross, Annie
Temperley, Joe
West, Paul
Weston, Randy
Wilder, Joe
Williams, Buster
Williams, Leroy
Woods, Phil
Workman, Reggie


We truly appreciate your interest in our project and support for the preservation of jazz history.

Sincerely,
Robert Wagner

Recent posts by Robert Wagner

Tiers
Friend of Jazz
$1 or more per Jazz Interview 1 patron
You're officially a patron and will receive updates on Artists of Jazz videos. 
Jazz Appreciator
$5 or more per Jazz Interview 0 patrons
Receive links to our latest interviews before they go on the website.
Jazz Enthusiast
$10 or more per Jazz Interview 0 patrons
You get the say! When I've got a question, you'll be one of the few that can answer through polls, plus access to clips before they launch on the website. You will also be mentioned on the website.
Jazz Sponsor
$10 or more per Jazz Interview 1 patron
You'll get exclusive access to footage not found on the website!
True Jazz Advocate
$25 or more per Jazz Interview 0 patrons
Swag is on the way! At this level, you'll get a patron-only shirt (one time only), plus all previous rewards.
Exalted Patron of Jazz
$100 or more per Jazz Interview 0 patrons
Come along on one of our shoots. See how it's done, meet the artists, and hear first hand about an incredible life of jazz.
Artist of Jazz Board Member
$500 or more per Jazz Interview 0 patrons
Welcome aboard. We are more than happy to have you!!