Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story

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Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story

Looking at the history of New Orleans through the lens of one of the city’s biggest annual musical events, Frank Marshall and Ryan Suffern’s documentary Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story captures the spirit of its multicultural host city and celebrates the 50th anniversary of The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Featuring artists as varied as Earth, Wind & Fire, Bruce Springsteen, Irma Thomas, Pitbull, Al Green, Katy Perry, Herbie Hancock, Tom Jones, and many others, Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story encompasses decades of history in a way that feels like a warm introduction for first-timers and a tribute longtime fans can savor.

Jazz Fest doesn’t just chronicle the growth of an annual series of concerts. It’s also the story of a city...an image refracted through the lives of Africans, Cajuns, Native Americans and others who make up Louisiana’s cultural gumbo.”
Cary Darling, Houston Chronicle
"To paraphrase an admonition from a classic Rolling Stones album: This movie should be played real loud. And in venues where people can, if they choose, get up and dance.”
Joe Leydon, Variety

This film is part of the Sounds of Summer 2023 series.

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