Originally aired on the PBS series American Masters, 'Ray Charles: The Genius of Soul' is a 60-minute music documentary spanning five decades in the life of Ray Charles. An American original, Charles was the innovator who fused blues, jazz and gospel to create modern soul music.
His vision also widened the scope of country & western music. Live performance footage and never before seen interviews with Billy Joel, Willie Nelson, Dizzy Gillespie, Billy Preston, Quincy Jones and Ahmet
Ertegun reveal the heartbreak and humor of the man who overcame all odds to become one of America's great musical figures.
The JCC's very own Lincoln Richman was the Post-Production Coordinator on this film. Lincoln will introduce the film with some stories about the production experience and then will have a short Q & A period after the film.