The city of New Orleans is known for a lot of things, Mardi Gras, the food, the culture, and of course music. There isn’t one type of music that defines the city, but music is what brings the different communities of New Orleans together time and time again.
Over the past fifty years, the city has gotten together and held Jazz Fest, a music festival that covers all forms of music from local musicians to major names as well. Often being used as a way to connect the community together as well as support the city during trying times. And in the Sony Classic Pictures documentary Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story, this is put on full display for everyone to see.
The documentary covers everything about the history of the festival. From the cultural significance, the music types, the influence it has on musicians and the community, and even what happened to it during the Covid-19 Pandemic of the last two years. With interviews with major bands that perform there yearly, the documentary pieces together what it means to them as well as the city at large.
Filled with historical video, photos, music that will have your toes tapping and information about a city that has stolen more than one of our hearts, Jazz Fest: A New Orleans story will show you just how much music influences every person that not only lives in but visits the area.
Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story will open in Detroit this Friday in select theaters.
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About Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story:
(Opens in NY/LA on 5/13, Opens in Detroit 6/10) The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell, aka “Jazz Fest,” is the signature annual music and cultural event of the city and has been called America’s greatest festival. Celebrating the music, food, and arts and crafts of all of Louisiana since 1970, Jazz Fest is an essential showcase of the rich heritage of the region, and hundreds of thousands attend the event each year. Local music heroes are joined on 14 stages by some of the most important figures in entertainment, highlighting the connections between Louisiana culture and the world. JAZZ FEST: A NEW ORLEANS STORY weaves together live performances and interviews from the 50th anniversary of the iconic festival, featuring some of the biggest names in the music industry, along with a wealth of archival documentary footage from the past half century. This film not only captures the Festival in all of its beauty and glory, but also delves deep into the rich culture of The Big Easy.
Directed by Frank Marshall and Ryan Suffern.
(SONY PICTURES CLASSICS)