“Music can change people’s lives. Mozart knew it. Beethoven knew it. Miles Davis knew it. Dizzy Gillespie knew it. Music is what’s important. It’s giving me life, and it is giving other people hope.” That is the message from seventy-year-old jazz drummer Phil Young, spoken during The Healing Power of Jazz, an emotional and enriching short film by Jay Dockendorf and Kenny Sule.
“Music has a very healing energy,” Young says. “It deals with a force. It’s vibrations.” He tells a story of how music helped a