The is the trailer for the documentary film Billy Bang: Long Over Due on legend jazz violinist Billy Bang, directed and written by award winning director Oscar Sanders. This film will be released sometime this year. It will remind you why this man, who passed away in April last year, was so revered by musicians and the jazz audience.
This film documents the music and the working style of Billy Bang, an internationally known, critically acclaimed violinist. Also interviews with musicians and personalities that know Billy Bang first hand and reveal what makes this extremely talented, award winning recording artist tick. Production began in November of 2010 in Patterson, New Jersey at the Patterson Public Library.
Born William Walker in 1947, Bang was an important figure on the experimental jazz scene that blossomed in New York in the 1970s. But he gained wider recognition in the last decade for a series of recordings which drew on his military service during the Vietnam War.