Montavilla Jazz Presents: Call + Response

Mel Brown B3 Organ Group

Call + Response

“Quirky and personal, ranging from a Sasquatch-hunting tale to a surreal Muppet-oriented horror story to a celebration of traditional dance styles in a Central Oregon desert… a funky, unique creation, exactly the sort of thing to expect from the always forward-thinking festival.” — Jazz Scene Magazine

Montavilla Jazz presents: Call + Response is a collaborative effort pairing three local jazz artists with three local filmmakers. In early 2021, musicians Micah Hummel, Noah Simpson, and Idit Shner, each composed, performed, and recorded seven to ten minutes of original music. Filmmakers Jeff Oliver, Shilpa Sunthankar, and Deejuliano Scott responded with visual “scores” with access to production facilities and the Independent Filmmaker Kit provided by project partner Open Signal. The result: three entirely original short works of art-music-film. 

The Call + Response shorts include:

Mel Brown B3 Organ Group