Robert Trujillo's Jaco: A Documentary Film Debuts At Asbury Park on April 11th

Jaco: A Documentary Film Debuts At Asbury Park on April 11th With All-Star Afterparty Concert

"Jaco: A Documentary Film" about famed bassist Jaco Pastorius co-written and produced by Trujillo, screens at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at the historic Paramount Theatre as part of the inaugural Asbury Park Music in Film Festival. The screening will be followed by a question-and-answer session with Trujillo.

Co-directed by Paul Marchand, who previously worked as an editor on Chris Rock's documentary "Good Hair" (2009), and Stephen Kijack, the man behind the Rolling Stones documentary "Stones in Exile" (2010), the film was executive produced by Jaco's son John Pastorius. "Jaco" features insights from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame bassists including Trujillo, Flea, Sting, Geddy Lee of Rush and Bootsy Collins of Parliament-Funkadelic. 

The "Jaco" screening will be followed by Funk That Bass, an after-party at the Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Avenue. 

The party will feature an all-star band of funk and rock heavies held down by funk pioneer, Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Jersey Shore native Bernie Worrell, singers Bernard Fowler (The Rolling Stones/Chic), Corey Glover (Living Colour/Galactic), Stax legend William Bell, Asbury Park soul legend JT Bowen (Clarence Clemons and The Red Bank Rockers) Asbury Park’s own Nicole Atkins and Kajidah Muhammed, Dean Ween (Ween) and musical director Marc Ribler on guitar. Recently added are Asbury Park's finest on drums Sim Cain (Ween/Rollins Band), Steve Wolf (Alicia Keys), bassists extraordinaire Melvin Gibbs, Jack Daley, TM Stevens, and Metallica's Robert Trujillo.

WHAT: A documentary about bassist Jaco Pastorius, produced and co-written by Robert Trujillo of Metallica

WHEN: Screening 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 11 as part of the Asbury Park Music in Film Festival

WHERE: The Paramount Theatre, 1300 Ocean Ave., Asbury Park

TICKETS: $20 for the "Jaco" screening, $15 in advance and $20 at the door for the Funk That Bass after-party at the Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Avenue. The festival is also offering a number of ticket packages, including:

• Friday Night Punk Pass: $25 for a ticket that includes the 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 10 screening of "Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, D.C. 1980 - 1990" at the Paramount Theatre, followed by "Do You Remember? 15 Years of the Bouncing Souls" at 9 p.m. at Asbury Lanes, 209 Fourth Ave., and the AP <3 DC after-party for both films at Asbury Lanes.

• Paramount Pass: $75 for a special weekend badge that grants access to Paramount Theatre events including "Salad Days," DMC Squared, directing music videos and concert films panel, "Take Me to the River," "Jaco," Talking Story with Danny Clinch and "Made in Japan," but does not include access to VIP receptions at the Paramount.

• Downtown Day Pass: $20 for a special Saturday badge that grants access to all festival film blocks at the ShowRoom, BTII Gallery, City Council Chambers, Salt Studios, the Saint, Palette Gallery, but not the Paramount Theatre or Asbury Lanes.

ON THE WEB: For tickets, a full schedule and more information, visit

Also check out a roundtable panel "All About the Bass" at the Brookdale Guitar Show on Sunday, April 12th at 10:30AM