In about nine hours, the fate of the “Mingus on Mingus” documentary project will be decided. At least this important phase of it.
You’ve no doubt seen our promotions for this project. We have no affiliation with it, we just want to see it made a reality.
Kevin Ellington Mingus, the grandson of Charles Mingus, is behind the project. In his words, the project is a “feature-length documentary is the journey of a grandson searching for the truth behind the legend of the grandfather he never knew. Surrounded by controversy for his polemic actions and his unpredictability, the enigmatic figure of his grandfather became a jazz icon. The documentary opens doors to unknown facets of a composer who left one of the largest musical legacies of 20th Century American music. It is the path of his grandson, looking at the life of his grandfather through the eyes of those he touched and inspired, and through the locations where he lived and composed his art. The film rediscovers both, the man and the artist: Charles Mingus.”
The funding goal of this project is easily in range.
Please make a donation if you can – no matter how large or small – and you’ll be a part of this important tribute to this incredibly important bassist. All of the supporters will be listed in the film’s credits and published in the “making-of” book. How cool is that?