The American Federation of Musicians and Music Performance Trust Fund are proud to announce the release of the documentary film Never Too Old, filmed by Ken Schreiber with a focus on MusicianFest. MusicianFest enables professional musicians to play gigs at senior centers around America, organized by the American Federation of Musicians and sponsored by the MPTF!
As stated on the MPTF Website,
“Never Too Old is a film depicting music’s power to enrich life for older audiences, and for the musicians themselves. This half-hour documentary highlights the power of music to bring joy, purpose, connectivity, and healing to all people. The film explores the paths that led the professional musicians featured in the film, many who are seniors themselves, to perform for older audiences in New York City, New Orleans, and Long Beach, California.
The film also shines a light on MusicianFest, an initiative to provide free musical performances at senior centers and assisted living facilities in the United States and Canada. It amplifies the mission of the founding partner, the Music Performance Trust Fund, which is to provide admission-free, live, quality music performed by professional musicians to the public of all backgrounds throughout the United States and Canada.”
MusicianFest Concert & Screening (FREE and open to the Public):
General Membership Meeting Screening in Tricentennial Hall (Semi-Private):
For Members and their guests, local press who wish to interview participants & local leaders.
Screening will follow 5:00PM meeting.
Musicians who participated in the documentary are highly encouraged to attend.
In addition to the musicians above, seven more members were interviewed in a round table discussion, with separate interviews and/or performances by David Batiste, Sr., Frank, and Cindy Mayes, Brian Murray, John Simmons, Katherine
“Kat” Walker and Mayumi Yamazaki.
Credit: Andy Levin
See you at the screenings!
By David Gallo
Business Agent, AFM 174-496