Kitty O'Neal KFBK Interview with Belton Mouras Jr. about Mickey's Tree
Belton Mouras Jr.: Behind The Beats
Each week we’ll take you ‘Behind the Beats’ to learn more about the artists that play on our airwaves. This week: Belton Mouras Jr.
Belton Mouras Jr is new to our Smooth Jazz world, but he has had a successful career as a musician, artist and film maker. His recent short film “Mickey’s Tree” has grabbed the interest of film festivals and the soundtrack is perfectly geared for smooth jazz. The first single “Don’t Let The Music Die” was the Smooth Jazz network’s “Pick of The Week” recently and we thought it would be great to get to know the artist better and share with you as well!
“Mickey’s Tree” Short Film Sending Some Smooth Music Our Way
New music has arrived on the Smooth Jazz Network airwaves. It’s a tune from a short film that debuted at the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival this year. Check out what the filmmakers have to say about it and watch the trailer below:
MICKEY’S TREE, A Forty Minute Film has been developed & produced entirely in the Sacramento, CA area. Long term Sacramento resident Belton Mouras, Jr. wrote, directed, produced, and composed the music for the film, which is his debut film creation. It’s based on Mouras’s real life experiences with his own rescue dog, the late “Mickey”. The film title “MICKEY’S TREE” is based on an actual tree often visited by the writer and his dog on their numerous walks through the American River Parkway. Half of its roots are hanging out over the riverbank and yet this tree somehow still thrives today. “MICKEY’S TREE” captures some of this spiritual and empowering energy of perseverance and hope within a world of change and uncertainty.
“Mickey’s Tree” Soundtrack has released the first of many singles starting with “Don’t Let the Music Die” on Belton Mouras Entertainment Record Label. This single features Belton Mouras Jr. on Piano & keyboards, Ann Roach Lead Vocals, Keith Stafford Background Vocals and Otis Mourning, on Saxophone. The single is now playing on Smooth Jazz Network Radio and major streaming platforms globally.