Vibraphonist Jason Marsalis of the New Orleans jazz family, German bass player Christian Fabian, Native Alaskan drummer Ed Littlefield, and Filipino-American pianist Reuel Lubag are The Native Jazz Quartet, a group that makes folk melodies from Alaska to Louisiana swing hard. In March 2013, the four jazzmen met up in New York to audition for the American Music Abroad Program. Ambassadors stays with the quartet through a long night and a suspenseful morning as they work on making their dream come true: Follow in the footsteps of jazz giants like Dizzy Gillespie and travel the world as Music Ambassadors for the US.
The Native Jazz Quartet at Work
A documentary about the American Music Abroad competition for Jazz Ambassadors. Produced and directed by Sascha Just.