GARY KEYS PRODUCTIONS
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GARY KEYS PRODUCTIONS

GARY KEYS PRODUCTIONS

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10128 NEW YORK, USA

Activity

Theatrical Exhibition

Production Company

Training

Description

Music documentary film production company specializing in American Jazz and Gospel music and the reverberation into popular music. Over 45 hours of broadcast music documentary films imcluding bio-pics of Jazz greats Duke Ellington and exclusive Whitney Houston interviews. Legacy of Gary Keys

Objective

Mr. Keys' latest film, WHITNEY HOUSTON & HER FAMILY: VOICES OF LOVE, is a look into one of America’s most musically influential families: the Drinkard family, whose tradition of gospel produced such luminaries as Dionne Warwick, Cissy Houston and Whitney Houston. The film, which had its beginnings two years ago as a tribute to Whitney, Cissy, Dionne and the Drinkards, became something else in the wake of Whitney Houston's passing. It became a celebration of her life within the context of her family’s musical heritage. Keys, a longtime friend of Warwick's since he produced her first concert at Lincoln Center in 1967, infuses the documentary with exclusive one-on-one interviews he conducted with Whitney at her brother’s home in Atlanta; his own footage of Dionne, Cissy and the family shot at recording sessions & the Apollo Theater in the 1960s; clips from his 1979 Grammy-nominated CBS Television special, “The Original Romping, Stomping All Star Jazz Show;” and never-before-seen footage of Whitney’s memorial service at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey, on February 18. Whitney Houston & Her Family: Voices of Love tells an important, untold American story. A toe-tapping, finger-snapping homage to Whitney, the film traces her roots to the Drinkards, whose long and rich tradition of gospel, and the singers the clan produced, make them one of America’s most musically influential families. Also featuring interviews and performances by the legendary Aretha Franklin and Roberta Flack, the film celebrates the spirit and the power of gospel music to heal, to transcend and above all to entertain.