2015 | Trailer

Everyone Has a Place

By Marlon Johnson & Dennis Scholl

2015 Midsouth Regional Emmy,
Arts Program

Everyone Has a Place

Everyone Has a Place is a musical documentary featuring a ground-breaking collaboration of jazz, gospel and vocals.

This body of work is entitled Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration. It was composed by the American musical treasure Wynton Marsalis. This inspirational work of art was performed by a unique pairing of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and choir Chorale Le Chateau. The film features a series of in-depth interviews, moving concert footage and a candid peek backstage. Everyone Has a Place is a toe-tapping, hand­clapping musical tapestry that will entertain, uplift and inspire. The work toured to 17 U.S. cities, with a full complement of 70 choral singers and the entire 15 member Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra led by conductor Damien Sneed.

Screenings & Awards

Capital City Black Film Festival, Best Short Documentary, 2015

FILM SCORE, Film and Music Festival, 2015

Black Star Film Festival, 2015

Copenhagen Jazz Film Festival, 2015

Screened on 200 Public Television stations across U.S.
WTVI, PBS Charlotte, 2015

Syndicated American Public Television

In association with Knight Foundation


Produced and Directed by
Marlon Johnson and Dennis Scholl

Story by
Dennis Scholl

Edited by
Marlon Johnson

Directors of Photography
Davis Svenson, JD Andrews, Marlon Johnson

Audio Engineer
Marshall Bain

Digital Information Technician
Chris Marlow

Audio Re-Recordist
Scott Pringle

Matt Perin

Motion Graphics
Joseph Silva

In association with Knight Foundation

Special Thanks
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Jazz at Linclon Center Tour Staff, Pastor Clifford Jones and Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Robert Bush and Arts & Science Council, Tom Gabbard and Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Crisis Assistance Ministry, Mayor’s Mentoring Alliance, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Charlotte Teacher Institute, Teaching Fellows Institute, Teaching Fellows Institute, Jazz Arts Initiative, Project LIFT/Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, Cristina Dumas, Debra Scholl, Linda Johnson and Susan Patterson. WFAE, Mike Collins, Scott Provancher, Greg Scholl, Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Reverend Dr. Clifford A. Jones, Sr.