JazzSpace Detroit & Beyond 
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Journey through more than 45 years of legendary jazz and creative music through the lens of photographer Barbara Weinberg Barefield as she shares her photos, Detroit history, and stories with writer/historian/scholar Herb Boyd, National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master/Art Ensemble of Chicago and AACM co-founder, composer/saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell, and Detroit-based treasures, musicians/composers Wendell Harrison, Pamela Wise, Marion Hayden, Gayelynn McKinney and A. Spencer Barefield.

Following the film, a conversation held on Sept 25, 2020 is included with Barbara Barefield and:

  • A. Spencer Barefield (Artistic and Executive Director of the Creative Arts Collective, Kresge Arts Fellow, Knight Arts Challenge awardee, and recipient of numerous grants from Meet the Composer, National Endowment for the Arts, and many others)
  • Herb Boyd (activist, academic, and renown author, most recently of Black Detroit—A People's History of Self-Determination)
  • Charles Ezra Ferrell (VP for Development & Global Programs at the Keiga Foundation™ and Former VP for Public Programs & Community Engagement for the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History) 

The musical soundtrack includes music composed and performed by Roscoe Mitchell Sound Ensemble, ensembles led by Wendell Harrison, Pamela Wise Harrison, Marion Hayden, David Alan Grier, A. Spencer Barefield and Gayelynn McKinney (composed by her legendary father Harold McKinney), PUBLIQuartet and Sippie Wallace.

This documentary was created with the support of the Charles H. Wright Museum for African American History, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as part of the Knight Arts Challenge, Creative Arts Collective, and Rebirth, Inc. Film editor was Tonya Core, iwantchic.com For more information and to pre-order the book "JazzSpace Detroit" visit barbarabarefield.com/order-jazzspace-detroit-book