You’re invited to the Jazz Academy for a special film screening of “Wes Bound: The Genius of Wes Montgomery”. This film screening will accompany our September 28th Jazz at the Lincoln event, “Wes at 100”, and will include a meet and greet and Q&A with Robert Montgomery (son of guitarist Wes Montgomery), Rob Dixon (Artistic Director, Indianapolis Jazz Foundation), and Julia Whitehead (Executive Producer of Wes Bound).
6:30 pm – 7 pm | Meet and Greet with Rob Montgomery and Julia Whitehead
7 pm – 8 pm | Wes Bound Screening
8 pm – 8:30pm | Panel Discussion
About Wes Bound:
Montgomery was born in Indianapolis on March 6, 1923, and rose from humble beginnings to become one of the greatest jazz guitarists of all time. This first full-length documentary of Wes Montgomery is told through the eyes of his youngest child, Robert Montgomery.
Wes Bound producer/director Kevin Finch and Robert Montgomery interviewed dozens of musicians, family members, and friends for the documentary, including platinum record-selling artist George Benson, rock and roll guitar icon Slash, 20-time Grammy winner Pat Metheny, Russell Malone, Mimi Fox, Grammy winner Lee Ritenour, Steely Dan co-founder Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, Grammy-winning rock guitarist Eric Johnson, second-generation Hampton family musician Pharez Whitted, bassist Larry Ridley (formerly of Indianapolis), Wes’s touring drummer Billy Hart, and others.
In addition to the interviews, the film also features the music of Wes and his famed brothers, bassist Monk Montgomery and pianist and vibraphone player Buddy Montgomery.