Deane Nesbitt Jr. is a Canadian musician, composer and recording artist. His music has been aired on more than 300 radio stations across America. His latest CD, Music in Search of a Movie, won the Philby Award in the United States for being one of the top 100 music CDs of 2015 and the Best Dramatic Music of the year. The album ranked on five CMJ charts for New World Music, reaching one of the top three positions on each.
Recently Deane composed the soundtracks for two short films, Change for Chimps, featuring Dr. Jane Goodall, young children and chimpanzees, and Legacy of War, featuring veterans of World War II and original film footage from the War. The films have been screened at film festivals in North America and have been picked up by distributors for schools and institutions across the country.
Deane’s music has been performed in Toronto at Massey Hall, Nathan Phillips Square and the Canadian National Exhibition by the Canada Pops Orchestra. It has also been performed in Toronto by The Royal Regiment of Canada in a special concert in tribute to the veterans of World War I, entitled Till the Boys Come Home.
"Anthem for the Unsung Hero," a song from Deane’s Music in Search of a Movie, became the soundtrack for a short film made by True Patriot Love, Canada's largest fundraiser for members of the military and their families, in tribute to the veterans of World War I. "Anthem for the Unsung Hero (At Sunset)," from the same album, was used in Change for Chimps.
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Change for Chimps
Change for Chimps is a short film with a big heart. The movie follows 10-year-old Kendra, whose love for chimpanzees takes her on a journey to help chimps live in the jungles with their families, “where they belong.” She raises money, collects signatures and inspires her classmates to get involved, never realizing that it will result in meeting her hero - Dr. Jane Goodall!
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Every few weeks, Deane publishes his musings about topical issues, humorous observations and the nostalgic remembrances of days gone by. Always, there is a song. Read the latest blog here and feel free to leave a comment.
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