New film 'Jazzman' created by grandson of Toronto musician

Niagara Falls Review 07/04/2008 08:41
New film 'Jazzman' created by grandson of Toronto musician

A new film created by the grandson of renowned Canadian saxophonist, flute player and composer Moe Koffman will be shooting in Toronto this month. "The Jazzman" was written, produced and directed by Koffman's grandson, Josh. It tells the story of John Kadly, a jazz drummer living in the shadow of his father.

The film, produced by Summer Pictures, stars Canadians Michael Ironside, Corey Sevier, Laura Vandervoort and Cory Lee.

Though the movie won't be based on the life of Moe Koffman, Josh Koffman says his grandfather's music will feature prominently in the film.

Josh Koffman says the film was inspired by memories of his grandfather, whose career spanned five decades and produced 30 albums.

Moe Koffman, who died in 2001, performed for Princess Margaret and Queen Elizabeth and was a featured soloist with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.