The cast and crew will have a private screening before the first of the year and I will do private screenings over the next year. It will be entered in several film festivals over the next year, and rules and guidelines prevent us from showing it for money or selling DVD’s.

for those of you who can’t remember what the documentary is about, here is a brief synopis:


The Color of Sound – Music Inspires Art was an interactive concert featuring local visual artists and musicians.
Four talented Sioux Falls artists, Hope Happeny, Eyob Mergia, Scott Ehrisman & Jamie Scarbrough, created several paintings on canvas while listening to the region’s premier Jazz and Blues Bands — Dakota Jazz Collective & Urban Blues. The five-hour event included three 45-minute sets of unique performance art.

“We have high expectations for this film as a public educational tool,” Sioux Falls musician Jess Christen said.  “The Color of Sound – Music Inspires Art was independently produced by the artists and musicians involved. We are very proud of this aspect.”  “This event exhibited the relationship between visual art and music,” Eyob Mergia said, “and hopefully evoke cultural awareness by presenting the artistic diversity in our community.”

DIRECTOR: Chris Carlblom
Ex. PRODUCER: Scott L. Ehrisman

Dakota Jazz Collective is: Jim Speirs, Chris Janzen, Matt Hackett, John Kelly, and Bobby Gripp

Urban Blues is: Jess Christen, Fred Epstein,  Dave Fermenich and Derek Snow

Dedicated in memory of Razmik ‘RAZ’ Mkhitarian, Sioux Falls biggest Jazz Fan