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Jazz Goes to the Movies: Interview w/ Mark Watters

Jun 27, 2018

As part of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, a big band of 25 musicians from the Eastman School of Music will play jazz movie scores. Emmy-winning composer Mark Watters, who has been at Eastman for a year now as the director of the Beal Institute for film music and contemporary media will conduct the performances. 

Listen here to a conversation with Mark Watters about composing for movies, TV, and video games - as well as more about the history of jazz at the movies, this week's program at the jazz festival, and his work teaching at Eastman.  

You can hear Jazz at the Movies with the Eastman All Stars Big Band featuring flutist Sara Andon, led by Mark Watters, at the Temple Building Theatre (50 Liberty Pole Way) Thursday night at 7 and 9:15pm