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‘Ira Gitler Lives!’ Now Available To Watch Online

Jazzed Magazine • News • May 15, 2019

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A documentary on Ira Gitler named Ira Gitler Lives! is now available to watch on the Jazz Video Guy YouTube channel. Gitler, who passed away on February 23, 2019, was a writer, broadcaster, and teacher, and also produced recording sessions and concerts. This new 30-minute documentary by filmmaker Bret Primack showcases Gitler’s life in jazz.

Ira Gitler’s story is told in his own words, from a 2009 video interview Primack produced, and more recent interviews with colleagues Todd Barkan, Randy Brecker, Michael Cuscuna, Jim Eigo, Terry Gibbs, Jeff Levenson, Howard Mandel, Dan Morgenstern and Loren Schoenberg.

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