Sunday, 23 August 2020

Trailers for "The Saints and Sinners of Jackson Square"

Trailers for the upcoming documentary on the generosity of spirit of New Orleans tradition jazz and brass band street musicians entitled "The Saints and Sinners of Jackson Square"  
Directed and Produced by Michael Ward-Bergeman

Wednesday, 19 August 2020

St. Louis Blues

An outtake from the upcoming 2020 documentary film "The Saints and Sinners of Jackson Square."  The Jackson Square Allstars perform W.C. Handy's "St. Louis Blues" at Heartwood Soundstage, Gainesville, FL. March 3, 2018. 

Dwayne Burns - trumpet/vocal 
Rickey Paulin - clarinet 
Elliott "Stackman" Callier - saxophone 
Mark "Tuba" Smith - sousaphone 
Reginald Steward - trombone 
Malcolm Morris - bass drum, cymbal 
Dewon "Itchy" Scott - snare drum 
Paul Kemnitz - guitar 
Michael Ward-Bergeman - accordion

Produced by Michael Ward-Bergeman
© 2020

Friday, 17 April 2020

Dominick Farinacci Songbook Watch Party I

Michael collaborates with virtuoso trumpeter Dominick Farinacci on St. Louis Blues and What a Wonderful World.

Friday, 13 December 2019

The Saints and Sinners of Jackson Square

"The Saints and Sinners of Jackson Square" live recording is officially released as of January 2, 2020.
Sample and purchase copies/downloads on the following links:
Download at Apple Music
Download at Amazon

Saturday, 16 November 2019

St James Infirmary Rides Again...and Again

A backstage moment in Easton, MD with trumpeter Dominick Farinacci. Thanks to Jazz on the Chesapeake for having us, and to Jaymes Poling for the capture!

Monday, 1 July 2019

Under One Sun Trio

Daniel Polletta welcomes Jamey Haddad, along with band members Billy Drewes and Michael Ward-Bergeman to the Idea Center At Playhouse Square studios in Cleveland, OH.