Hudson Jazz Festival // SCREENING: Thomas Chapin, Night Bird Song

Hudson Jazz Festival // SCREENING: Thomas Chapin, Night Bird Song

Directed by Stephanie Castillo (2016, 97min)
Saturday, February 17 at 5pm
Free

Thomas Chapin was described by the New York Times as “one of the more exuberant saxophonists and bandleaders… one of the few to exist in both the worlds of the ‘downtown’ experimentalist scene and mainstream jazz”. Already a virtuoso, Chapin was nearing the pinnacle of his meteoric rise when leukemia claimed him at the age of 40 in 1998.  This award-winning documentary draws an intimate portrait of this musical explorer who challenged stylistic boundaries and dissolved distinctions between sound and music. Director Stephanie Castillo will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A with Hudson Jazz Festival curator, Armen Donelian who appears in the film.

Curated by noted jazz pianist Armen Donelian, the Hudson Jazz Festival runs from February 16-18. Check out the full festival lineup HERE