The story of Joel Giberovitch


A film by Guylaine Dionne


Filmed over several years, JAZZ CLUB OWNER captures the daily activities of Joel Giberovitch, the owner and artistic director of UPSTAIRS, a small jazz club, downtown Montreal, and tries to uncover the secrets of how much hard work and passion it takes to attract some of the biggest names in jazz and to put on a live concert every night of the year for the last 25 years. The film features appearances by The Heath Brothers, Jimmy Cobb, Ranee Lee, Sheila Jordan, Peter Bernstein, Ben Sidran, Mark Guiliana, Jim Doxas, Nir Felder, Tim Lefebvre, Fred Hersch, and Guillaume Martineau.

Technical Specifications:

Title: Jazz Club Owner

Film Type: Documentary, Feature

Genres: Music Documentary, Arts and Culture, Jazz Film, Portrait

Runtime: 1 hour 20 minutes 32 seconds

Country of Origin: Canada

Film Language: English, French

Format: 1920x1080, 24fps, Sound 5.1