Beatnik Boppin’ takes us back to the days of Jack Kerouac, Alan Ginsberg, Alan Watts, and a very young Bob Dylan. Kerouac introduced the phrase “Beat Generation” in 1948, generalizing from his social circle to characterize the underground, anti-conformist youth gathering in New York at that time. The Beat Culture and philosophies influenced the antimaterialism and soul searching for the early 60’s, which brought us new jazz greats like Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and Dave Brubeck and also generated a new music called Rock n’ Roll.
Performing once again with the soulful Phil Moore on saxophone, John brings to life this new original composition which combines the essence of coolness and style, with the happy and joyful sounds that only John can bring.
See Credits Below
Produced and Directed by – John Mejia
Director of Photography – Miles Marshall
Camera Operator – Karla Walters
Original Music Composed by – John Mejia
Musical Arrangements by – Bob Emmet
Choreography – John Mejia
Assistant Choreographer – Olivia Kvitne
Video Editing – Al Lilly
Art Direction/Graphics – George Mejia
Phil Moore – Saxophone.
Olivia Kvitne – Principal Dancer
John Mejia – Piano.
Best Studios – Culver City, CA
Music Engineered by – Bob Emmet
Special Thanks to:
Hollywood Piano and Rental Company – Cheryl Fox – Burbank, CA
The Red Chair School of Performing Arts – Dominique Napolitano and Jen Thompson – Burbank , CA