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Jazz at Lincoln Center
Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame videos
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The house of swing. Inside Jazz at Lincoln Center (J@LC)'s home in New York is the Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame, the centerpiece of which is a 21-foot video wall that continuously shows videos dedicated to the Hall of Fame inductees (including Sidney Bechet, Charles Mingus, and Charlie Parker—there are 34 so far). We have created and produced all of these videos, including the graphics, photography, and animation. We're honored to have the opportunity to work with J@LC, learn more about jazz, and use design to celebrate the artistry, dedication, and enthusiasm of these amazing musicians.

what we did:
concept · design · preparation · production

"We challenged Open to depict jazz's legends with the same virtuosity, soulfulness, and joy we hear in the music. With genius and humility, they did." —Wynton Marsalis

· See "Ornette Coleman" (QT, 15MB).

· See "Gil Evans" (QT, 19MB).
· Learn about the Hall of Fame.

see also:
· Bravo
· Folkways CDs
· Nick at Nite