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  • "American Symphony," Oscar nominee Matthew Heineman’s moving portrait of the musician Jon Batiste as he experiences his greatest professional success (he dominated the 2022 Grammys) at the same time his wife faces her greatest personal challenge (she is battling leukemia), has been acquired by Netflix following a lengthy bidding war. Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company Higher Ground, which has a first-look deal with Netflix, is part of the project."American Symphony" will be part of Woodstock Film Festival on Saturday, September 30 at 10:15 a.m. at Tinker Street Cinema in Woodstock, New York.
  • Jack DeJohnette is one of the greatest and most influential jazz drummers of all time and in celebration of his 80th birthday he will be doing a trio of concerts in Kingston and Woodstock to benefit the ShapeShifter Plus arts organization.
  • Deon Jones is a musician and artist with one of the most important voices of his generation. Jones created his first recording project—a powerful rendition of “Sunday Bloody Sunday” featuring Academy Award-winning composer Jon Batiste — after being shot by police in the face with a rubber bullet during the 2020 summer protests. The recording has been hailed by Rolling Stone magazine and U2’s Bono as “transformative” and by The Boston Globe as “a performance with clarifying power.” Jones brings his transformative energy to the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA on Saturday, March 19.The music video for Deon Jones’ cover of “Sunday Bloody Sunday” is part of artist Glenn Kaino’s exhibition “In the Light of a Shadow” which is installed in MASS MoCA’s Building 5 through September 5. The exhibition is inspired by the connection between protests across the globe.
  • On Sunday, June 24th Jon Batiste will perform with The Dap-Kings at the Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival at SPAC.Batiste was born into a musical family…