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Date and Time

Thu, Sep 27
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Free, but limited to MAKE level members and above.


Austin Public
1143 Northwestern Ave, Austin, TX 78702

Documentary Feature

Nothing Stays the Same celebrates the last 30 years of live music in Austin, Texas, examining the challenges faced by musicians and music venues in one of the fastest-growing and most popular cities in the country, all through the lens of the legendary Saxon Pub.

Directed by Jeff Sandmann

Jeff has produced, shot and directed video for over 25 years, creating corporate videos, hundreds of commercials, and earning three Telly Awards in the process. He’s worked on TV shows such as the docuseries Friday Night Tykes, Netflix’s Dave Chappelle Deep in the Heart of Texas and Ireland’s live music show Other Voices. His work over the past nine years producing tribute videos for the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame led to a friendship with The Saxon Pub owner Joe Ables, and as a musician and music lover, Jeff found in the Saxon a perfect starting point for his debut feature-length documentary about Austin music. Jeff earned a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree from Texas State University, and he spent 21 years working as a Senior Producer for Time Warner Cable. In 2013 he formed his production company, Jumper Productions.

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