Jazz pianist Sumi Tonooka discusses the influence of her trip to Africa on the writing of her song, "Sojourn 1," for her solo live recording, NOW. Both this conversation and her performance were recorded at the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon, NY.
The Africa footage is from the forthcoming documentary film featuring Sumi, A NOTE OF HOPE, a Citygate Films production.
This promotion video is copyright 2012 A Note of Hope LLC. "Sojourn 1" is copyright 2012 Sumi Tonooka.
Director/Producer: Carolyn McCulley
Director of Photography (Howland Center): Michael Hartnett
Additional camera (Howland Center): Suzanne Taylor
Additional cameras (Africa): Drew Painter, Andrew Gallo, Carissa Gallo
Location sound: Lucien Dowdell
Editor: Suzanne Taylor