Jean Bach is a part of the jazz scene the film brings to life. She
has been listening to and writing about jazz since the big band
era, when she was a journalist in Chicago and later married to trumpet
player Shorty Sherock whose band she managed. Active in television
and radio for decades, Bach produced "The Arlene Francis Program,"
New York's top-rated and longest running talk show, for twenty-four
years. A Great Day In Harlem stems from her life-long passion
to bring the joy and brilliance of jazz to a broad audience.
Co-Producer: Matthew Seig directed five
episodes of the acclaimed "Masters of American Music Series";
Sarah Vaughan: The Divine One (for PBS/American Masters),
Lady Day: The Many Faces of Billie Holiday (Cable ACE Award,
Best Cultural Documentary), Thelonious Monk: American Composer,
Count Basie: Swingin’ the Blues and The Story
of Jazz. Production credits include co-producer of Robert Altman’s
feature film Kansas City and the performance documentary
Robert Altman’s Jazz 34 (for Great Performances).
For years he has been active in distributing and exhibiting independent
Editor: A Great Day In Harlem was
edited by veteran documentary editor Sue Peehl, whose many editing
credits include two episodes of the acclaimed Masters of American
Music series: Lady Day: The Many Faces of Billie Holiday,
and the award winning The World According to John Coltrane.
Most recently, she edited Pat Martino: Open Road, a new
documentary about the jazz guitarist.