New Mingus Documentary Needs Your Help

A new kickstarter campaign is looking for funding for a documentary about Charles Mingus.

Rather than just being a biography this film, “Mingus on Mingus,” is the “journey of a grandson searching for the truth behind the legend of the grandfather he never knew.”
According to Mingus’s grandson Kevin Ellington Mingus

“There are many perspectives of my grandfather that have not had a place in defining his legacy… I am seeking them out to understand him beyond myth, fable or a singular vision of his work. We have begun to create a platform where we can use the ideals of jazz in the art of making a film.”

Kevin and his partner Valeria Rios, who go by the name Orangethenblue, are directing the film which they see as a way to keep the spirit of jazz alive and show facets of Mingus’s life that no one has seen before.     

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