Musician (2007)

Musician
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr
Genres Documentary, Music
Keywords performance
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Ken Vandermark Actor n/a 1 1000001
Daniel Kraus Director n/a 2 2000001
Jason Davis Producer n/a 3 3000001
Daniel Kraus Producer n/a 3 3000002
Daniel Kraus Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Daniel Kraus Editor n/a 172 7000001
Ken Vandermark Music n/a 120781 8000001
Daniel Kraus Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Synopsis
Common sense says you can't make a living in America playing avant-garde improvisational jazz. But Ken Vandermark does it anyway. Among musicians, Vandermark's work ethic is almost mythic. The Chicago reed player has released over 100 albums with nearly 40 ensembles, spends over eight months per year on the road, and lives every other waking moment composing, arranging, performing--and trying to discipline his two hyperactive canines. Though Vandermark was the recipient of a 1999 MacArthur genius grant, he still spends most of his life in smoky clubs and low-budget recording studios, hoping people will plunk down hard-earned cash to hear his wholly non-commercial music.