Sing You a Brand New Song: The Words and Music of Coleman Mellett is a testament to the power of love and music. When jazz guitarist Mellett died on February 12, 2009 at the age of 34 in the crash of Continental Airlines Flight #3407 outside Buffalo, he left behind a remarkable legacy of love and of artistic passion. He also left behind a dream in the form of an unfinished album of original songs, many written for his wife, jazz singer Jeanie Bryson. Bryson, the daughter of jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie vowed, along with “Coley’s” brother Zeb, to finish the project. Through a combination of painstaking and masterful digital extraction of thousands of musical files, and an all-star cast of musicians who lent their talents and their hearts to the project, they not only brought Coley’s vision to life, they shared with the world an unforgettable love letter of a story that shows how love and music can find light even in the darkest of times.
Film Length: 51min
Showtimes: Fri, Sep 20 at 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Directors: C.D. Malloy
Winner – Best Documentary 2019 New Jersey International Film Festival