The culture of Big Band & Jazz music is explored in the documentary web series A Marvelous Era. The spirit of live music is captured through performances by various musicians across America.
A Marvelous Era was inspired by the influence that Big Band music has had on director Anthony Sabatino throughout his life. Hoping to share his love for the music with others, Anthony set out to further explore the musical world he grew up surrounded by. Through documenting the experience of live performances he shows us that the spirit of Big Band and Jazz music lives on across America.
In 2012 Anthony and three other filmmakers piled into a camper van and left San Fransisco heading east. They traveled through countless cities for six weeks capturing live performances and interviews with musicians and Big Band Leaders. These interviews provide insight into the inspiration behind the music as well as the past, present, and what the future holds for this American tradition.