joe mcqueen

A short film featuring legendary jazz musician Joe McQueen. Joe is 100 years old and it was a pure honor to capture pieces of his life and music for the Utah Office of Tourism’s feature of the music scene in the city of Ogden. This piece is beautifully directed by Sean Slobodan.

ROLE: Producer 

CLIENT: Utah Office of Tourism

THE STORY:

Joe McQueen is 98 years old. He was practically there when they invented Jazz. He picked up his uncle's horn as a teenager, started playing and never stopped. Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Ray Charles, Lester Young, Nat King Cole, Coleman Hawkins. He's shared a stage with all of them. But he never played music to become famous. He plays music because he loves Jazz. And that's the truth. His horn has a community sound unlike anything you've ever heard. You can go hear it yourself at the local bar. You just have to pick up the $5 cover charge.

Joe playing at the Garage on Beck on the night of his film's premier.

Joe playing at the Garage on Beck on the night of his film's premier.