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IJF was honored to work with Pulitzer price winning photographer Manny Crisostomo and world-renown photographer Arthur Elgort to create the short film “Higher Goals to Conquer” an adaptation of Mr. Elgort’s acclaimed documentary “Texas Tenor:  The Illinois Jacquet Story”.

With new footage featuring interviews with Illinois Jacquet‘s daughter and co-founder of the Illinois Jacquet Foundation, Dr. Pamela Jacquet Davis and rare interviews of Illinois’ family, the documentary short shines light on Illinois Jacquet’s legacy, dedication to the art of jazz, jazz education, and what his family is doing to extend Illinois Jacquet’s legacy and elevate jazz education around the country.