George Burton - Jazz Pianist
While abiding exclusively to the rhythm of his own drum, George Burton will be the first to tell you that rules, indeed, were meant to be broken. Half groove, half swing, half jazz, half rock, all heart, George Burton is literally the first jazz musician to break the law of percentages and exceed one hundred. Of course, its hard to pin down such a ridiculously talented and superfluously overachieving musician. Ducking and weaving above the keys, Burton shadow boxes with chord changes, and KO's them with subtle, mood-infused original compositions and sinuously unraveling improvisational expositions. Luckily, Boat Safety Films was there to set it all down on a glossy 1280x720pn digital vinyl. Enjoy.
Beat School 101 (with Xaphoon Jones)
Oh Shnap. We're back in the saddle with our man Xaphoon, as he takes us on a quickie tour of how to make the beat you always wanted to hear. Keep your eyes open for this one, because it goes by fast, so that before you know which kick-drum has been laid down, you've got a bona-fide jam on your hands, and your hands are still in the cookie jar. Make sure to keep up, because with Xaphoon in the beat pantry, you'll likely be eating nothing but crumbs. Rhythmic, danceable, freestyelable-over crumbs.
Chiddy Bang - Under The Sheets
Chiddy + Xaphoon + Ellie Goulding + Fresh Beats + Gritty Styling = Under The Sheets Mixtape Video! Starring Girl - Kimberly Caban Chiddy - Chiddy Xaphoon - Xaphoon Director - Giga Shane Producer - Looseworld Cinematographer - Graham Burns Assistant Director - Noel Bishop Key Grip - Tony Castle Second Camera - Elie Shane Makeup - Lauren Casting/Styling - Lera Loeb
Chiddy Bang - "By Your Side"
Directed by Xaphoon Jones Editing, graphics and color by Giga Shane Camera by Mike Wax, Mike Carson and Elie Shane
Physical by Haley
Some unimaginative people might try to convince you that roller-skating through mid-town traffic in order to get to the posh, electro-pop party of your subway fantasy daydreams is not the best idea you could come up with on a lazy tuesday afternoon during a heat-wave in mid-august. This video, decidedly, is populated with a completely different type of social demographic. Directror - Giga Shane - www.boatsafetyfilms.com Producer - Dane Riley - www.looseworld.com Label - Ultra Records - www.ultrarecords.com Line Producers - Tony Castle and Roxy Hunt DP's - Graham Burns and Zack McTee Assistant Director - Noel Bishop Video Editor - Jamaal Parham Motion Graphics - Giga Shane Styling - Alex Silva Filmed on location in mid-town Manhattan and at Skate 22 in Union New Jersey.
Blip Blip Bleep: The Making of a Real Music Video
Have you ever wondered how a music video is made? Believe it or not, the crew is often times right there with you. An epic and self-important journey through the caverns of egotism, into the den of highly-specialized skill subsets, back down to the mildewed mattress of humility, this unique look behind the scenes of a music video production sheds light on that which was once a dark chasm. After the miasma has cleared away and the nacho chips have been eaten, we see that the only thing remaining is an unadulterated desire to rock, and perhaps a vestige of a desire to roll.
George Burton Quintet LIVE at Smalls ~ Stuck in the Crack
George Burton and company swing through the New York night in a jazz basement of legend. Tucked practically in between audience members, the band blows down the house again and again - luckily this one's made of stone, swing, and mortar. Boat Safety Films presents a full gig in sections. Live at Smalls Jazz Club on May 10th 2014 1st Set, 1st Tune - "Stuck in the Crack" written and arranged by George Burton George Burton - Piano Terell Stafford - Trumpet Tim Warfield - Saxophone Wayne Smith Jr - Drums Noah Jackson - Bass Filming Directed by Giga Shane Special thanks to Spike Wilner
Xaphoon Jones Mixtape Vol.2 Trailer
Xaphoon did it before and he does it again. Watch out for the drop on April 1st. It might be April fool's day, but only for those who forget this download!
George Burton Quintet live at SMALLS ~ Bernie's Tune
George Burton and company swing through the New York night in a jazz basement of legend. Tucked practically in between audience members, the band blows down the house again and again - luckily this one's made of stone, swing, and mortar. Boat Safety Films presents a full gig in sections. Live at Smalls Jazz Club on May 10th 2014 2nd Set, 1st Tune - Bernie's Tune. George Burton - Piano Terell Stafford - Trumpet Tim Warfield - Saxophone Wayne Smith Jr - Drums Noah Jackson - Bass Filming Directed by Giga Shane Camera operators Angeline Gragasin and Jono Freedrix Special thanks to Spike Wilner
Maya Azucena - Set You Free
Purity is less of a true experience these days, and more of a faux effect. Purity of tone, heart, and dare we say, soul, are harder to come by than a seventeen-leaf clover in a Bed-Stuy parking lot. Purity of vision, pitch, and hair. Hard up for a little old fashioned, soul style, full-on spiritual, blues-melting call to purity? Meet Maya. She'll fix that up for you.
Mila and Daddy's Holiday Card to You
Happy Holidays, our friend permit us to bend your ear, and wish you a season, of holiday mirth and cheer.
George Burton Quintet live at SMALLS ~ Us
George Burton and company swing through the New York night in a jazz basement of legend. Tucked practically in between audience members, the band blows down the house again and again - luckily this one's made of stone, swing, and mortar. Boat Safety Films presents a full gig in sections. Live at Smalls Jazz Club on May 10th 2014 2nd Set, 3rd Tune - "Us" written and arranged by George Burton George Burton - Piano Terell Stafford - Trumpet Tim Warfield - Saxophone Wayne Smith Jr - Drums Noah Jackson - Bass Filming Directed by Giga Shane Camera operators Angeline Gragasin and Jono Freedrix Special thanks to Spike Wilner
The Music of Tim Green
Boat Safety Films collaborated with saxophonist extra-oridnairé Tim Green on this artist profile that explores his relationship to music as well as his upcoming album. On the web: www.timgreenmusic.com Bio: Saxophonist, composer and arranger, TIM GREEN, is a rising star on the International music scene. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Tim was inspired to pursue music by a family of musicians at the young age of 10. While attending high school at the Baltimore School for the Arts, he was selected to be one of the 25 members (out of 500 auditioners) of the Grammy High School All-Star band that performed at the Grammy Award ceremony in Los Angeles, California. Green then received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music in 2004, where he studied with world-renowned instructors such as Dick Oatts, Gary Dial, Bob Mintzer and Steve Slagle. During that period, he honed his skills performing at jazz clubs around New York and around the country. In the summer of 2003 he was invited to be a part of the Jazz Aspen Snowmass summer program, where he studied with Christian McBride, Lewis Nash, Benny Green, Wallace Roney and Russell Malone. In May 2007, Green graduated from the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz at the University of Southern California with a masters degree in Jazz Studies. While attending the Institute, Green studied, performed and toured nationally and internationally with jazz greats such as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Terence Blanchard. Since then, Green has had the opportunity to perform with various artists such as Roy Hargrove, Mulgrew Miller, Jon Faddis, Christian McBride, Carl Allen, Rodney Whitaker, Hubert Laws, Kenny Burrell, Joe Chambers and the Moving Picture Orchestra , Patrice Rushen, Gary Thomas, Sean Jones , Jeremy Pelt , Warren Wolf , Larry Willis , Cyrus Chestnut , Rodney Green , Greg Hutchinson , Peter Martin , Queen Latifah , Mo’ Horns, Dontae Winslow, Gary Bartz and Wynton Marsalis. Green is also a member of the “Soulful Symphony”, conducted by Darin Atwater, which recently received a residency at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore Maryland. After having the opportunity to play and/or record with world- renowned gospel artists like Israel Houghton, Fred Hammond, Kirk Franklin , Donnie McCurkin , Yolanda Adams , Mary Mary, Men Of Standard, Joe Pace and Youthful Praise gospel music has grown to be one of Tim’s strongest influences. In August of 2005, Green released his debut album entitled “Divine Inspiration” on G Major Records, which features hymns and spiritual songs. He has performed on the nationally televised Stella Gospel Music Awards, BET’s hit gospel competition show “Sunday Best “ and has been working with his own band that features all original music with the jazz and gospel sound. Recent performances include places such as Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City with the Mercy Soul Quintet. Another highlight for Green was finishing as one of the three finalists for the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition in 2008. He ultimately finished second in the final voting, but due to his fast-rising repuatation in the music community long before the competition, he was already considered first in the eyes of many. Always giving back to younger musicians and to his community, Green currently serves as the saxophone professor at Morgan State University and also teaches at his former high school, the Baltimore School For The Arts. Fire, brimstone, and a deep spiritual connection with his listeners is what best describes Green’s style. It is apparent that Tim Green’s fire will burn brightly for a long time.
it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing