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Everyone Has A Place

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EVERYONE HAS A PLACE is a short 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, hand-clapping 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 Sheed. Reverend Calvin O. Butts III, Pastor of Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church and Marsalis conceptualized the piece, and the church commissioned Marsalis to create the composition in honor of Abyssinian Baptist Church's 200th anniversary. Performed by The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and the 80-member choir Chorale Le Chateau, 'Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration,' is a landmark collaboration of jazz, gospel, instrumentation and vocals. Following the form of a mass, Marsalis uses a range of traditions, from jazz to Spanish flamenco and the Muslim call to prayer, to emphasize the universality of music and humanity. Originally performed at the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Charlotte, N.C. in 2013, the Abyssinian Mass toured 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, artistic director and founder Damien Sneed. EVERYONE HAS A PLACE is an entertaining, uplifting and inspiring film with moving concert footage, in-depth interviews and a candid peek backstage.

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