Jim Gabour

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Jim Gabour is an award-winning film/video producer and director whose work focuses primarily on music and the diversity of cultures. During his career, he has earned five US ACE Awards, medals at the International Film & Television Festival of New York and the WorldFest Film Festival, and a Grammy nomination. In both 2001 and 2004 Gabour was the featured director of the year at the International Broadcasters Conference in Amsterdam.

In 2002 he produced and directed a Norah Jones concert film for Capitol and Blue Note Records, which became a multi-platinum DVD and was #1 in worldwide sales in 2003-4. He followed up directing a live concert with hiphop duo Floetry in 2003, The Recording Academy's musical "Heroes" awards and a second Norah Jones DVD in 2004, and a documentary on famed soul singer Al Green in 2005.

Gabour's feature-length documentary film Flow: Living in the Stream of Music was released in Fall 2006, and 2007 was nominated for a Grammy as "Best Longform Music Video". The film, which was an official selection of festivals in locations as diverse as Rotterdam and Buenos Aires, was recently made a part of the permanent collection of the American Jazz Museum.

For the last three years Gabour has been a contributor to the openDemocracy site, and a collection of his essays, “Undercurrent”, was published in openDemocracy’s print Quarterly Journal in Spring 2008.

Gabour has been Artist-in-Residence and Professor of Video Technology at Loyola University in New Orleans since 2005. He is also currently working on a joint spoken-word/hiphop/jazz film featuring Dr Cornell West, R&B singer Bilal and trumpeter/composer Terence Blanchard.

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