WATCH JAZZTOWN NOW!
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Click on the "Donate" button on any page of this website. You will be taken to Ben's Paypal page. Make a donation, leave your email address, and Ben will send you a private link to watch the award-winning 92 minute documentary JazzTown!
Filmmaker Ben Makinen found it necessary to sell nearly everything he owned - his drums, his studio recording gear, his car and finally his home - to complete and distribute JazzTown. His new apartment roof leaked storm water onto his desk shorting out a hard drive with early edits of JazzTown. Thieves then broke into his apartment and stole all of the film gear he owned but miraculously left his hard drives containing JazzTown on his desk! This film exists only due the oversight of some very kind guardian angles.
JazzTown will be available on Apple TV and Google Play by Christmas Day 2022 - stay tuned!