Thanks NY TIMES – India Ink!

Thank you NY TIMES….India Ink !                                Click on Image for the article

We are most delighted that the voice of our film has been shared globally in this portrait of events and happenings at the United Nations on International Jazz Day!

Thank you for reporting that “Finding Carlton, ..had many moments that showcased how jazz bridged cultures and provided a common language of communication”.

….and since we did not aspire to slick filmmaking with budgets to match..forgive us our technical trespasses and lead us not into slick sanitized post-production..and yes, do deliver us from the evil wherein technical perfection overrides human warmth and the honesty of documentary film making.!

Link to the NY TImes article here


Thank you MediaGlobal

Media Global carried a review of the International Jazz Day Concert.

A truly amazing and once in lifetime event with leading jazz artists in configurations/combinations that may never be repeated.

They were kind enough to recognize Finding Carlton – Uncovering the Story of Jazz in India!

Click here for the concert review, or on the image at right  SAXOPHONES SOUND FROM THE UN 

UN committee passes resolution – Jazz is the 7th official language

Full length video transcript of UN Finding Carlton , goto 07:30 for India’s Ambassador Manjeev Singh Puri, and 19:50 for US Ambassador Rosemary Di Carlo’s comments, your filmmaker at 24:20 , Ambassador Ulibarri seconds the motion at 33:45 and Grace Kelly speaks sax at 42:00

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Finding Carlton was made possible by the friends of Finding Carlton – 120+ friends of music from all over the world

We are honored to be invited to screen our film on the First International Jazz Day celebration at the United Nations, and invite you a screening


The United Nations Academic Impact cordially invites you to an event under the auspices of the United Nations General Assembly Committee on Information and in association with the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations, to celebrate

International Jazz Day  (click for details)

Monday, 30 April 2012, from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Conference Room 2 (North Lawn Building)
United Nations Headquarters.


H.E. Ambassador Eduardo Ulibarri, Chair, Committee on Information and Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the United Nations, Amir Elsaffar, Iraqi-American trumpeter, santur player, vocalist, and composer, Grace Kelly, saxophonist, graduate of Berklee College of Music, Susheel Kurien, film-maker, Jose’ Masso. host/producer of “ConSalsa!” on WBUR 90.9FM, Boston, Alexandra Yabrov: Operations Manager at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston

To learn more about this film, watch the video below