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‘We Knew What We Had: The Greatest Jazz Story Never’ Told Wins Two Telly Awards

Jazzed Magazine • News • June 13, 2018

The 2018 documentary “We Knew What We Had: The Greatest Jazz Story Never Told” received two Telly Awards, which honor excellence in video and television across all screens.

This year, The Telly Awards introduced the inaugural gold Telly Award to honor the 39th Annual Telly Awards’ top tier of entrants. “We Knew What We Had” won gold in the Craft-Use of Music category and bronze in the “General-Cultural” category.
“Receiving the Telly Award is a testament to the special contribution that Pittsburgh has had on the history of jazz music,” said Marty Ashby, producer of “We Knew What We Had” and executive producer of MCG Jazz. “It was an honor to work with so many musicians and historians to tell this important story.”

The film premiered in February 2018 and continues to have hundreds of telecasts on public television stations throughout the United States.

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