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.
American Public Television, 2016 – 2018
Screened on 200 Public Television stations across U.S.
WTVI, PBS Charlotte, 2015
Won regional Emmy, Arts Programming
Capital City Black Film Festival, 2015
Best Short Film
FILM SCORE, Film and Music Festival, 2015
Black Star Film Festival, 2015
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
Colorist: Matt Perin
Motion Graphics: Joseph Silva
Special Thanks to: 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.