“FUNKJAZZ KAFÉ: DIARY OF A DECADE” Film Screening At The Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival – Sept. 23rd

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Saturday, September 23, 2017, as an“Official Selection” of Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival, we will be screening our award-winning music documentary film “FunkJazz Kafé: Diary of a Decade ” at Shaker Square CinemaS – 7pm followed a Q&A with the film’s producer, writer, director, Jason Orr!

GCUFF’s website: http://greaterclevelandurbanfilmfestival.org/schedule

This is for all the lovers of film, music, art, fashion, social history and technology!

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Narrated by Chuck D (of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame group, Public Enemy), this award-winning documentary film, “FunkJazz Kafé Diary of a Decade (The Story Of A Movement)”, as an agent of social change, conveys the evolution of Black music and culture as told by the pioneers and next generation of soul music innovators. Spanning through the late 1980′s to the early 2000′s, this story reveals the ongoing challenges with the “mainstream” industry of the time, its impact of the departure of soul music and offers solutions for progressing responsibly for artists of today. This is a classic film for music lovers.

Special appearances in the film include: Janelle Monae, Jill Scott, Jamie Foxx, Erykah Badu, Outkast, Dr. Cornel West, Common, Dick Gregory, Cee Lo Green, Roy Ayers, George Clinton, Public Enemy, Omar, Caron Wheeler (Soul II Soul), N’Dea Davenport (Brand New Heavies), Loose Ends, The Mizell Brothers, Stic Man (Dead Prez), Talib Kweli, DJ Kemit, Dallas Austin, Raphael Saadiq, Bilal, Organized Noize, Doug E. Fresh, Eric Roberson, Lil John Roberts, Algebra Blessett, Anthony David, Jamal Ahmad, Meshell NdegeOcello, Joi Gilliam, Dionne Farris, Craig Love, Van Hunt, Speech and many others.

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(Sold Out screening of “FunkJazz Kafé Diary of a Decade” at Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York)

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More on the film’s web page CLICK HERE

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JASON-ORR_ROLLING OUT_2.15.17 Jason Orr is a culture analyst, film producer, marketer, consultant, music producer and producer of festival programs that creatively integrates lifestyle brands and products. He has been responsible for conceptualizing, developing and marketing creative content for Atlanta’s legendary, Funk Jazz Kafé Arts & Music Festival. He is active with various community based organizations since 1994 generating over 840,000 plates of food donated to various charitable organizations that feed the homeless. As a filmmaker, he’s the director, writer and producer of the documentary film, “FunkJazz Kafé: Diary Of A Decade (The Story Of A Movement)” and he is currently a producer of the “Maynard” documentary on visionary and game-changer, Maynard Jackson as well as producing and directing the forthcoming documentary on Jazz/Funk Fusion pioneer, Roy Ayers. Since 2013, Orr has been the producer of the FJK Documentary Film Festival & Music Conference created to promote and highlight extraordinary individuals and their stories that have impacted society and culture. Orr has produced and directed short films and music videos with several mainstream artists such as Meshell Ndegeocello, Dionne Farris, Omar Lye-Fook (UK Artist) and Van Hunt. For twenty three years, he has been responsible for conceptualizing, developing and marketing creative content for Atlanta’s legendary, FunkJazz Kafé Arts & Music Festival, an unscripted festival environment with a backdrop of innovative and progressive music dedicated to the preservation, education, sustainability and innovation of a rich cultural arts legacy of which Orr has received a proclamation from the City Of Atlanta for his contributions to the city’s music, film and cultural arts communities. As a music producer, he has worked on projects with established artists such as British soul pioneers, Caron Wheeler (of Soul II Soul), Omar Lye-Fook and Loose Ends, American artists Dionne Farris, N’Dea Davenport (Brand New Heavies), house music veteran, Lady Alma, thespian artist, Wes Felton, CC Sunchild as well as Orr’s own music outfit, Soul Of Earth, with co-producer, Craig Love on their label, Soul Circle Music. What remains constant is Orr’s vigorous quest to serve as a catalyst for preserving, sustaining, innovating upon our rich cultural arts environments.

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(Jason Orr receiving the City Of Atlanta proclamation from City Councilman Kwanzaa Hall for artistic excellence in festivals, film, marketing and music.)

INTERVIEW VIDEOS WITH THE DIRECTOR

FOX 5 – Washington, DC

FOX 32 – Good Day Chicago

 

FJK_ABOUT

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Founded and based in Atlanta, GA, FunkJazz Kafé Arts & Music Festival has played an integral role in building the foundation of Atlanta’s arts scene by encompassing a mixture of live music, visual art, fashion, technology, education, health & wellness, which has later grown as part of the Atlanta lifestyle. Known for its authenticity, global appeal, and vibrant originality, FunkJazz Kafé has given the community a “once-in-a-lifetime” concert experience, through the artistry of soul music. Its impact has cultivated and introduced a generation to the originators of the genre, as well as engages them to the new generation of soul artists for years to come. Much of FJK’s success has been attributed to a movement created by unapologetically blending intellectual, physical and even political expression under one banner of entertainment.

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