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For the Love of Wayne: Shorter Doc Fundraiser Attracts A-List Jazz Talent

30 September 2014 1:51 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Imagine being entertained by a revolving house band that includes Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Esperanza Spalding, Marcus Miller, Terri Lyne Carrington, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Corinne Bailey Rae. Those were just a few of the jazz talents who played to a backyard crowd of donors at the “Zero Gravity Live” event Sunday night at the Bel Air home of Dr. Frank and Shelley Litvack.

The affair — a kind of exclusive, high-end crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the documentary in the making “Wayne Shorter: Zero Gravity” via fiscal sponsor, the non-profit Pasadena Arts Council — drew approximately 170 patrons of the arts who pledged $250,000-$300,000 in donations to finish the movie, from which interviews and performance clips were shown as part of the dinner/program.

The endeavor could serve as a new model for financing movies, that is if your subject inspires the kind of admiration and support that Shorter enjoys. And »

- Steve Chagollan

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