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American jazz musician Bill Frisell was born in Baltimore and grew up in Denver. As a child he studied clarinet with Richard Joiner of the Denver Symphony Orchestra and then studied music at the University of Northern Colorado. Bill became the ECM Records in-house guitar player in the 80s working on ‘Psalm' for Paul Motian and then Jan Garbarek's ‘Paths, Prints'.

In 1988 after a stint in New York City, Bill moved to Seattle where he recorded ‘Have A Little Faith', paying tribute to American music as diverse as Dylan to Madonna. Frisell collaborated with Elvis Costello for ‘The Sweetest Punch' reworking the songs of Elvis and Burt Bacharach on their ‘Painted From Memory' album. His most recent album ‘When You Wish Upon A Star' was released in 2016.

Emma Franz previous documentary ‘Intangible Asset No. 82' told the story of jazz drummer Simon Barker. It screened at SXSW in 2009.

The documentary ‘Bill Frisell A Portrait', by Australian filmmaker Emma Franz, will have its world premiere at SXSW on March 12, 13 and 16.

Sunday, March 12 at 4:00 PM – Alamo Ritz 1
Monday, March 13 at 2:00 PM – Alamo Lamar A (Bill Frisell attending)
Thursday, March 16 at 10:45 AM – Alamo Lamar A