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A portrait of Chico Hamilton, Jazz Great, drummer extraordinaire, and co-founder of the Jazz and Contemporary Music Department at The New School in New York City.

Jazz legend Chico Hamilton has mentored generations of musicians since co-founding The New School for Jazz in 1986, setting them free to create their own music. In this short documentary, Chico, his students, coworkers, and friends discuss his life, his work, and his vision for the future of jazz education. Produced by The New School, Communications and External Affairs A Film by Oren Jacoby and Elgin Smith