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Discover the story of a legendary jazz guitarist and composer from Indiana. Wes Bound: The Genius of Wes Montgomery premieres in time for the centennial of Montgomery’s birth. Watch now for a limited time:

Montgomery was born in Indianapolis on March 6, 1923, and rose from humble beginnings to become one of the greatest jazz guitarists of all time. This first full-length documentary of Wes Montgomery is told through the eyes of his youngest child, Robert Montgomery.

Wes Bound producer/director Kevin Finch and Robert Montgomery interviewed dozens of musicians, family members, and friends for the documentary, including platinum record-selling artist George Benson, rock and roll guitar icon Slash, 20-time Grammy winner Pat Metheny, Russell Malone, Mimi Fox, Grammy winner Lee Ritenour, Steely Dan co-founder Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, Grammy-winning rock guitarist Eric Johnson, second-generation Hampton family musician Pharez Whitted, bassist Larry Ridley (formerly of Indianapolis), Wes’s touring drummer Billy Hart, and others.

In addition to the interviews, the film also features the music of Wes and his famed brothers, bassist Monk Montgomery and pianist and vibraphone player Buddy Montgomery.  


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  • Mar 5 – 1:30pm ET
  • Mar 6 – 8:00pm ET

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Support Comes From

Sweetwater Gibson Gives
  • The Lenfest Summer Research Grant Program at Washington & Lee University
  • Brad and Pam Cooper
  • Steve and Brenda Walker
  • The Jacobs School of Music
  • Marc and Martha Allan

With additional support from

  • Kenneth and Margaret Phares
  • Michael and Janie Maurer
  • Tom and Lana Cochrun
  • James Finch
  • Gayle Dosher
  • Eugenia Walker