Images From Our Trip

Hey all, A month has passed since our countrywide production, and as expected, we are engulfed in the post-production process, which has undoubtedly been the most tedious process thus far. As we begin to put the pieces together, it appears to not only be a marvelous Big Band documentary, but also a film that explores the human experience—It allows everyone, artistic or not, to sink their teeth into the subject matter and connect with our film because the characters are passionate about what they do. John Daversa, Progressive Big Band leader, composer, arranger, producer, and educator in the Los Angeles Area told us, “It’s art, and it’s not specifically about the Big Band, not specifically about Jazz, it’s not specifically about music—this is an important way for all of us to connect with each other through an art form.” A Marvelous Era kindly welcomes lovers of art, and encompasses an eye-opening expedition as four filmmakers drive across America surveying countless talented and passionate musicians who share their wisdom about what they love in their lives.

On behalf of the crew, and myself, we honestly can't thank each person enough who we briefly came in contact with such as the bands, musicians, and other determined people, for their willingness to be specimen of the Big Band and Jazz genres in our film. Their beautiful music and stories truly have enriched our lives, and will be told to the masses for many generations to come in order to preserve art and live performance.

Below is a link to a vast amount of photos taken on my iPhone throughout the duration of the road trip. Enjoy and feel free share with others. Please stay tuned for more updates!


Anthony Sabatino,