That’s My Jazz

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Check out this new doc from Director Ben Proudfoot and the folks at Breakwater. The doc features Milt Abel II, a celebrated pastry chef, talking about the memories of his father, a legendary Jazz musician from Kansas City.

Production Details And Credits

A Breakwater Original

Milt Abel II, a world renowned pastry chef, reflects on his relationship with his late father Milton Abel Sr., a legendary Kansas City jazz musician.

Starring Chef Milton Abel II
and featuring Chef Michael Magliano

Directed by Ben Proudfoot |
Cinematography by David Bolen
Edited by Federico Conforti
Music Composed, Orchestrated & Conducted by Nicholas Jacobson-Larson
Post-Production Supervision by Dillon Brown
Supervising Sound Editing & Re-recording by Sean Higgins
Color by Stephen Derluguian
Produced by Jeremy Lambert
Executive Produced by Richard Graham, Jeremy Lambert, Abby Lynn Kang Davis, Ben Proudfoot, Abby Pucker, Josh Rosenberg
Production Coordinated by Gabe Godoi
Production Design by Terry Quennell
Sound Editing by T.J. Jacques
Assistant Camera – Alex van Putten
Loader – Craig Samuels
Score Preparation by Alessandro Saini
Music Mixed by Brad Haehnel
Music Supervisor – Rylan Soref
Foley Artists – Alyson Dee Moore & Christopher Moriana
Foley Mixer – John Sanacore

For Breakwater Studios
Elizabeth Brooke
Joey Lambert
Ann Le
Dawn O’Keeffe
Danny Santos
Kristi Wenaus
Jaimie Woo

The “Silhouette Band”
Marie Buch Hoyer
Lasse Funch Sørensen
Lasse Mørck
Søren Høst

Cast In Order Of Appearance
Young Milton – Kaleb Ross
Milton Abel Sr. – Richard Spicer & Henry Franklin
Jazz Band – Albert Trepanier Jr., Bobby Spencer, Norman Weatherly, Michael Be Holden

Retha Spencer
Cathy Luke
Ibrahima Sow

The Producers Wish To Thank
Andersen & Maillard
Sarah Abel & Family
Linda Abel
Hans Christian Andersen
Mathias Fabricius
James Lee
Abby Pucker
Obay Media

Special Thanks
The Dresden
John Garrity
Chuck Haddix
IKEA – Kastrup
Chef Thomas Keller
Austin Kolodney
Chef Michael Magliano
Matthew McDonald
Mike Murphy
Mike Ning
Michael Risley
Grace Zahrah

Shot on Arri Alexa Mini, Arricam LT, and Cooke Anamorphics

Film Scanning by Fotokem

Images Courtesy of
Kansas City Public Television
Thomas Keller Restaurant Group

“Big Noise From Winnetka”
Written by Bob Haggart and Ray Bauduc

Performed by Kansas City Jazz Spectrum Ensemble with Milt Abel. Courtesy of Kansas City Music International, Inc.

“Better Than Anything”
Performed and produced by Sherry Jones with Milt Abel. Musical Concept and Direction by Mike Ning
Recorded on Jan 21, 28, & Feb 4 1983

Shot on Location in Copenhagen, Denmark and Los Angeles, California

Made with Love by Breakwater Studios Ltd. in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Los Feliz, California | @breakwaterstud