I’ve Been Busy… no, really.


Hello, good morning, and welcome to the Saturday Morning News Post!

Readers, wow, it’s been a busy few months.

Sure, I may have brought the world of jazz education to a standstill by not continuing my “How to Play Jazz” blog series, but… I have exciting news.

Danderfer’s in the film business baby! And like all things Danderfer, I’m all in.

In a nut shell, I co-produced and wrote the music for the short film BEDBUGS: A Musical Love Story which has subsequently been accepted into some prestigious film festivals (including VIFF!) AND won the “Canadian Short Film Award” in EIFF. And did I mention I created the original story idea too? … I created the original story idea too.

Hot on the heals of the completion of this film, I began work on the film score for an animated feature film!… which I can’t tell you about right now. Aargh! It’s so exciting though! Hope to be able to tell you more soon. It was a fantastic experience working with the good people of ______ and I’m really happy with how the music turned out. Hopefully they are too.

Currently, I’m composing music for a TV show in the ComedyCoup challenge called “Talking to Strangers” AND I’m co-producing the pilot for another TV show; also a musical, of sorts. Curious? Of course you are.

More news to come next week month.
In the meantime, you can see me and my trio performing every Saturday @ UVA Wine Bar from 9-12 (no cover, amazing drinks). Join the fun!

Thanks for reading and have a great week! jd