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Jazz Workshop, Inc. controls 100% of publishing copyrights of some Charles Mingus compositions and a majority percentage of others. It has licensed the music of Charles Mingus for use in a variety of film, television, and commercial projects ranging from Hollywood blockbusters like "Jerry McGuire" and international advertising campaigns for Volkswagon and Dolce & Gabbana, to independent and short films. Jazz Workshop also offers licenses for festival, dance, marching band, and educational uses. Mingus wrote over 300 compositions, which were recorded by him and others, including the Mingus Legacy bands that are managed by Jazz Workshop, Inc.

To watch a short reel containing clips of Mingus music on film, continue to FILM/TV EXCERPTS.

Boosey & Hawkes now administers Jazz Workshop's rights to Charles Mingus' compositions for synchronization and choreographic uses and also anticipates making certain works available for rental in the near future.

On the left, you may click on Audio Samples to listen to some samples and you may also watch Film/TV excerpts. If you wish to receive a sampler, contact Boosey & Hawkes.

If you would like to discuss Mingus music for your project, or if you cannot determine which label a particular tune was recorded for, or which label administers the Master Use Licenses for film synchronization, you may contact Boosey & Hawkes and they will assist you in contacting the master holders. The Master Recordings of Charles Mingus and the Mingus Big Band are controlled, and licenses administered, by the various record labels. Tunes were often recorded under different titles and by different ensembles, and they may be able to provide an alternative to fit your project.