In "Rising above the Blues" we meet 85 year old singer Jimmy Scott, an artist who has had profound influence on the world of jazz and pop, but was never recognized by a wider audience. The document takes us on a musical journey through Scott's moving life story, in which international artists like Joe Pesci, Quincy Jones, James Moody come along for the ride.

This is a moving film about an unknown icon of music history- a man who never gave up hoping and dreaming.


Featuring Jimmy Scott, Joe Pesci, Quincy Jones, Phil Ramone, Madeleine Peyroux, James Moody, Renee Olstead and many more

Production Company : Sine Qua Non Music Inc & Kemper Music Group
Directed by Yoon-ha Chang
Music by Mark Joggerst, Ralf Kemper, Mamiko Kitaura