Vann “Piano Man” Walls was an influential American rhythm and blues piano player, songwriter, studio musician, and professional recording artist. He was a long-standing session player for Atlantic Records, appearing on hits by artists including Big Joe Turner, Ruth Brown, and The Clovers.
Vann “Piano Man” Walls: The Spirit of R&B is a film for anyone interested in rhythm and blues, the father of rock n’ roll.
Ahead of its Canadian premiere at NXNE, videographer Jean-François Hayeur followed director Steven Morris to Memphis for the American premiere of his film. See his footage of the trip below & visit the film’s official website for more details.
Van “Piano Man” Wall: The Spirit of R&B screens at NXNE 2014 on Sunday, June 15 at 12:30 pm at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema. More details on the schedulizer.