"It's rare when the essence of jazz and the people who make it are adequately captured on film.
Al Vollmer's legacy has been brought to life and captured for posterity.
By creating the HBJB, he set in motion a series of events that culminated in decade's worth of great jazz that has warmed hearts around the world.
Run, don't walk to see this pair of sterling documentaries."
Founding Director and Senior Scholar
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem
"What a joy to have just watched a most entertaining Jazz DVD entitled "Saving the Jazz Heritage".
From start to finish it captured my attention and held it. So much realness and honesty from warm musicians who have all paid dues. It was most enlightening to hear Joey Morant, Max Fleming, Shelton, my friend (101 year young) Fred Staton and others speak about Jazz and life around this common denominator. What a treat to see and hear Ram Ramirez (composer of Lover Man) playing piano with the band. Wonderful music throughout this fine documentary.
The world in general and lovers of Blues & Jazz in particular should be grateful to and for Dr. Albert Vollmer for forming the Harlem Blues and Jazz band and contributing to such an important part of American history and helping to preserve this Black American culture.
I thank God for Al Vollmer who's deep and abiding passion, love, devotion and most importantly RESPECT for not just the music but for the musicians who created it knows no boundaries.
He stepped up to the plate, and made it happen.
Not just talk about it, but uses his own resources to bring about change for the good of so many.
The Editing, Direction (Julia Tikhonova), Camera work is to be commended."
Author of "Historical Jazz Conversations"
"These films exemplify why the word legendary belongs in front of The Harlem Blues and Jazz Band!"
Founder of Circuit Productions Inc.