The Director’s Statement: “A Swingin’ Trio” was born out of two ideas. The first was the urge, the challenge if you will, to make a film structured around the Aristotelian unities of time, place, and action. The second was to use a jazz trio as a Greek chorus of sorts to that story being told. With “A Swingin’ Trio” we attempt to replicate that magic that’s captured in a jazz club when a simple trio of three instrumentalists really start to swing. In the case of our film the musicians are three characters, the stage is the couple’s home, and the set is the story of what happens to them over the course of the evening.