the filmmakers

Jean Bach, Producer: 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.

Matthew Seig, 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 cinema.

Susan Peehl, 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.