Jazz Guitarist and Vocalist John Pizzarelli to serve as Artistic Director for the new Musician-in-Residence Program
Pleasantville, NY – January 24, 2013 – The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) today announced it is receiving a multi-year grant from Adam R. Rose and Peter R. McQuillan for a new Musician-in-Residence and fellowship program to enhance film and educational initiatives. Since 2001, Rose and McQuillan have provided significant and ongoing support to the JBFC, including sponsoring the “Jazz Sessions” series for the past four years.
In addition to continuing to sponsor the “Jazz Sessions” film series for three consecutive years, the grant will allow established and emerging jazz musicians to record in the state-of-the-art sound studio at JBFC’s Media Arts Lab.
Students who take courses at the Lab will document and assist throughout the entire recording process.
The Adam R. Rose and Peter R. McQuillan Jazz Sessions Fellow will be an emerging filmmaker who will act as a bridge between musicians and students by coordinating filming and logistics, and supervising the creation of a film featuring behind-the-scenes footage of the recording process.
Renowned Jazz guitarist and vocalist John Pizzarelli will serve as Artistic Director for the Musician-in-Residence program. Pizzarelli, who recorded his latest album, Double Exposure, at the Media Arts Lab, will assist in sustaining the quality of the program by developing new partnerships and attracting dynamic Musicians-in-Residence.
Two fellows will be selected annually to work with the musicians. Information about applying for the Adam R. Rose and Peter R. McQuillan Jazz Sessions Fellowship will be posted on the JBFC website. A fellowship selection committee, comprised of JBFC faculty and staff, will interview final candidates.
Rose and McQuillan are residents of the Town of Lewisboro and are most known for their donation of the AP Farm Athletic Fields to the Katonah-Lewisboro School District.
The Jacob Burns Film Center is a nonprofit cultural arts organization dedicated to: presenting the best of independent, documentary, and world cinema; promoting 21st century literacy, and making film a vibrant part of the community. Located on a 47,500 sq. foot, three-building campus in the center of Pleasantville, the JBFC is just 30 miles outside of New York City. Since the opening in 2001, over 2,000,000 people have seen over 4,500 films from more than 40 countries The campus includes the 27,000 sq. foot Media Arts Lab, the JBFC’s state-of-the-art education center, a creative and educational community for storytellers in the digital age, offering one-time workshops, intensive courses, and weekend programs for children and adults of all ages. To learn more about the Jacob Burns Film Center and Media Arts Lab, visit www.burnsfilmcenter.org.
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