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Chris Potter: Way Out Southwest

In first post in a new series at, Jazz Video Guy presents his video of the saxophonist

How did a writer become a filmmaker? Actually, I started making movies long before I became a jazz journalist.

I graduated from NYU Film School (Martin Scorsese was one of my instructors) and worked in documentaries and industrials for a number of years when I lived in New York. A lifelong interest in jazz led to one article, then another, and before long, I stopped making films, transferring my fiction to the theatre.

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