FILMMAKERS

Thomas Paige speaking into microphone

Thomas Paige - Director / Producer

Thomas Paige is an artist, musician, and producer from Los Angeles, California. He holds a degree in Ethnomusicology from UCLA and has been chronicling The Gathering and The Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra over the past 15 years. He has been a producer on multiple recordings, music videos, and projects including several independent short films. The Gathering - Roots & Branches of Los Angeles Jazz is his first documentary feature.

Jesse Sharps playing bass clarinet

Jesse Sharps - Executive Producer

Jesse Sharps is a composer, bandleader, and musician that grew up in Los Angeles, California as an early member and bandleader in Horace Tapscott's Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra. He performed and taught music in Germany for many years before returning to Los Angles in 2005 to archive the music of the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra. Following that process Jesse arranged a summit and recording session featuring members of the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra along with several local legends, and rising young stars on the scene. Emerging from that session was a multi-generational music project called The Gathering, resulting in the release of several recordings, including the album "Leimert Park: Roots & Branches of Los Angeles Jazz," as well as performances at festivals and venues throughout the greater Los Angeles region. Under the leadership of Jesse Sharps The Gathering continues to branch out and evolve, embracing new players and musical explorations.

Camera

Associate Producers

Editors

Thomas Paige

Kevin Michael

Michael Pescaro

Miguel Miranda

Editors

Associate Producers

Editors

Emily Koonse

Thomas Paige

Associate Producers

Associate Producers

Associate Producers

Lori Precious

A.J. Jackson

Interviewers

Recording Engineers

Associate Producers

Bongo RasStarr

Jeffrey Winston

Recording Engineers

Recording Engineers

Recording Engineers

Blanton (Kyle) Ross

Wayne Peet

MUSICIANS

Jesse Sharps - Conductor, Soprano Saxophone


Kamau Daáood - Spoken Word 


Roberto Miranda - Conductor (Agony in the Garden), Bass


Michael Session - Alto Saxophone


Azar Lawrence - Tenor Saxophone


Dwight Trible - Voice


Phil Ranelin - Trombone


Taumbu Ector - Congas


Ndugu Chancler - Drums


Fundi Legohn - French horn, Percussion


Kafi Roberts - Flute



Featured:

Kamasi Washington - Tenor Saxophone


Miguel Atwood-Ferguson - Viola


Peter Jacobson - Cello


Randal Fisher - Tenor Saxophone


Nick Rosen - Bass


Tracy Caldwell - Alto Saxophone


Tracy Wannomae - Bass Clarinet & Clarinet


Joey Dosik - Baritone & Alto saxophone


Nathaniel Brooks - Trombone


Myka Miller - English horn & Oboe


With Appearances By:

Brandon Coleman - Piano


Richard Grant - Trumpet


Nate Morgan - Piano


Jai Jae Kabasa - Spoken Word, Percussion


Maia - Voice, Flute


Mercedes LaRay - Alto Saxophone


Paul Livingstone - Sitar


Karon Harrison - Drums


Thomas Stones - Flute


Amos Delone - Baritone Saxophone


Danny Cortez - Trumpet


Greg Ramsey - Tuba


Theo Saunders - Piano


Steve Smith - Trumpet


Fuasi Abdul-Khaliq - Alto Saxophone