About Bret P.

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Bret teaches: Ages 18 and up
Teaching since: January 1994
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Bret Primack is an award winning documentary filmmaker and teacher based in Tucson, Arizona. As the Jazz Video Guy, Bret produces YouTube's largest Jazz channel, posting over fifteen hundred videos (performance, interview, education) with thirty million views. He has just edited his second documentary feature, Passing the Torch about musical mentors, soon to be screened at Film Festivals. Bret also teaches Digital Video Production and Documentary Filmmaking at Pima Community College.


Adjunct Professor - Digital Arts

Jan 2014 - Present
Pima Community College

Adjunct Professor, Pima Community College, Digital Arts Program, teaching Digital Video Production, Advanced Digital Video Production, Documentary Filmmaking, Digital Video Editing using Final Cut Pro X

Jazz Video Guy

Mar 2006 - Present

I produce YouTube's largest Jazz channel, Jazz Video Guy. Since it's inception in 2006, I have been a YouTube Content Partner, posting more than fifteen hundred videos that have over thirty millon views. The channel includes performance, interview and educational videos.

Producer / Director

Mar 1994 - Present
Arcadian Arts

Arcadian Arts is a 501c3 arts and education non-profit, working with other non-profits, as well as commercial clients. Current video projects include: "Pathway to Survival" about Humane Borders water distribution system for migrants crossings the Mexican border; "Honor and Deception" about Sexual Assault at the United States Air Force Academy; and "How the Jews Saved Chinese Food" about the popularity of Chinese food in America. Recent productions include videos for the Lupus Foundation of Southern Arizona; Integrative Therapy for Kids; Theatre Production, God of Carnage; Confluence Center of the University of Arizona; Sonny Rollins Recording Road Shows, vol. 3; and promotional videos for the 50th Anniversary of Prestige Records.


BFA - Film and Television

Sep 1968 - Jun 1974
New York University


Best Short Form Video of the Year

Jul 2011
Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards
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