The Official Site
Charles Mingus


Mingus Jazz Education Photos News The Mingus Bands BOOKING Sue Mingus Music in Film


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 “The Wolf of Wall Street” 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.

Harry Fox Agency administers Jazz Workshop’s mechanical rights to Charles Mingus’ compositions 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 Harry Fox Agency.

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 Harry Fox Agency 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.

For mechanical rights please contact:

The Harry Fox Agency

For synchronization rights please contact:

Spirit Music Group: U.S. domestic & international 235 West 23rd St. 4th Fl, NY, NY 10011

Union Square Music: United Kingdom

Budde Music: Germany, Switzerland, Austria

Warner Music: Italy