American Blue Note

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American Blue Note
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Ralph Toporoff
Screenplay by Gilbert Girion
Ralph Toporoff
Story by Gilbert Girion
Ralph Toporoff
Starring Peter MacNicol
Carl Capotorto
Tim Guinee
Jonathan Walker
Eddie Jones
Music by Larry Schanker
Cinematography Joey Forsyte
Edited by Jack Haigis
Manley Productions
Vested Interest
Distributed by Panorama Entertainment
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Release dates
1989 Boston Film Festival
29 March 1991 (wide)
Running time
97 minutes
Country United States
Language English

American Blue Note is a 1989 film directed by Ralph Toporoff, who wrote the screenplay with Gilbert Girion. Filmed in 1989, the independently produced American Blue Note didn't get a distributor until 1991.[1]


The film follows a group of jazz musicians in the 1960s who play in small clubs and face constant financial hardships. Of the group, only one of them will go on to achieve success.

Principal cast[edit]

Actor Role
Peter MacNicol Jack Solow
Carl Capotorto Jerry
Tim Guinee Bobby
Bill Christopher-Myers Lee
Jonathan Walker Tommy
Margaret Devine Sharon
Trini Alvarado Lorraine
Eddie Jones Sean Katz
Zohra Lampert Louise
Sam Behrens Nat Joy
Mel Johnson Jr. Ron


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