New Orleans has always been the city of parties and celebrations. Though it has a rocky past, the people of New Orleans have turned life into a huge party, and trust us when we say it never stops. It is the city where Jazz came into being and has been celebrated since then every year as New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
For 8 days straight, more than seven thousand artists, on 14 huge stages, unending food, and a massive crowd make a grand and fabulous party that the city doesn’t forget for a year till the time comes for another party of this event.
Sony Pictures Classics is celebrating 50 years of this larger-than-life event with a documentary, Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story.
Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story Release Date
Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story is all set to premiere at SXSW on March 16, 2022, and it will be released in theaters in New York and Los Angeles on May 13, 2022.
Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story Trailer
The trailer tries to capture the craze of the Jazz Fest among people. The enthusiasm and energy around it are unmatchable with the musicians and fans traveling from across the country to be a part of this legendary festival. Enormous stages, uncountable performances, lip-smacking food, and larger-than-life love from people, this festival has always been the spirit of the city.
Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story Plot
Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story tries to perfectly capture the essence of life in New Orleans through its Jazz Festival that is called America’s greatest for a multitude of reasons. The festival helps people embrace the culture, history, beauty, and glory of the place.
Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story Cast
The best of the musicians and singers from around the country will come to New Orleans for the big festivals. As per IMDb, the following artists and more will be on the Jazz Fest stage this year:
- Branford Marsalis
Marsalis is a saxophonist, composer, and bandleader of the Branford Marsalis Quartet. He is a well-known name in the jazz genre. He led the Tonight Show Band from 1992 to 1995.
- Glen David Andrews
New Orleans trombonist and singer Glen David Andrews is well known for his work on Shake the Devil Off (2007), Walk It Home (2015), and NCIS: New Orleans (2014).
- Tab Benoit
Benoit is a blues guitarist, who is also into vocals and drums. He is also into acting and has several titles like Thinner (1996), Top Dog (1995), and Hollow Point (1996) to his name.
- Jimmy Buffett
Jimmy Buffett is a singer-songwriter, musician, author, actor, and known for his songs like Margaritaville.
- Gary Clark Jr.
Clark is best known for his fusion of rock, blues, and soul music with elements of hip hop. On February 22, 2019, his latest album, This Land, was released for which he received two Grammys.
- Quint Davis
Davis is the CEO of Festival Productions, Inc., the company that produces the Jazz Fest.
- Samantha Fish
Samantha is a guitarist from Missouri. Her albums and live shows feature multiple genres, including rock, country, funk, bluegrass, and ballads, yet she is cited as a blues artist.
- Al Green
Al Green is a renowned singer, songwriter, pastor, and record producer in soul music. He is best known for I’m Still in Love with You, Take Me to the River, Love and Happiness, Tired of Being Alone and his signature song, Let’s Stay Together.
- Herbie Hancock
Herbie is a jazz pianist, keyboardist, bandleader, and composer. He has been a part of several film titles as well. He is known for multiple genres like Jazz, post-bop, modal jazz, fusion, jazz-funk, and electro.