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Help Bring This Weldon Irvine Documentary to Life

As bandleader for Nina Simone, session pianist and composer for Donny Hathaway, Horace Silver, Freddie Hubbard, Al Muirhead and the gamut of music giants across genres and eras, Weldon Irvine has been integral to foundational moments in jazz, funk, r&b and soul.

 

 

Watch A Trailer For Digging for Weldon Irvine, A Documentary About An Unsung Pioneer Of Black Music

Weldon Irvine, jazz musician, playwright, pioneer of liberated black artistic expression, and mentor to rappers like Q-Tip and Mos Def, is the subject of an upcoming film Digging For Weldon Irvine.

 

 

New Documentary Will Focus On Weldon Irvine, Jazz Legend And Pioneer

It’s a shame to see a legend’s story go untold. Enter Weldon Irvine, the jazz-funk superstar who helped create the careers of Mos Def and Common, and who is now the subject of a documentary titled Digging for Weldon Irvine.

 

 

New Documentary 'Digging for Weldon Irvine' Explores the Life of the Much Sampled Black Music Pioneer

A new documentary film is set to chart the life of pioneering pianist/keyboardist, composer and poet Weldon Irvine. Having written music for and performed alongside greats including Aretha Franklin and Nina Simone, Irvine was persistently forward thinking, turning his attention to less accessible jazz fusion sounds in the 1970s and working alongside Hip Hop artists including Q-Tip and Mos Def in his later career.

 

 

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