Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story

By True Tone Media Group

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There are many jazz festivals in the world, but there is only one “jazz fest” - the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. This podcast presents the music, culture, resilience, history and rhythm of the festival that inspired the new film Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story. Oscar-nominee Frank Marshall, jazz fest producer Quint Davis, and festival performers tell the stories behind the story. You’ll also hear legendary live performances from the festival’s first 50 years. Produced by True Tone Media Group, hosted by Samantha Fish. Find showtimes near you at https://tickets.jazzfestfilm.com

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Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story Episode 1
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There are many jazz festivals in the world, but there is only one “jazz fest” - the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. This podcast presents the music, culture, resilience, history and rhythm of the festival that inspired the new film Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story

In this first episode, the stories behind the story begin with Quint Davis, longtime producer of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, about how he and George Wein launched the first Jazz Fest in 1970.  We also introduce the film's Oscar-nominated producer/director Frank Marshall, and hear legendary live Jazz Fest performances from Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Irma Thomas.

Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story opens in NY and LA theaters May 13, followed by SF, Chicago and DC on May 20, and more markets nationwide each weekend through May, June and July.  Find showtimes and tickets near you at https://tickets.jazzfestfilm.com

Hosted by Jazz Fest favorite, singer/guitarist Samantha Fish.  Produced by Andy Cahn, Eric Molk and Paul Chuffo for True Tone Media Group / Joyride Media, with assistance from Jason W. Doyle and Khalid Hafiz.

Music heard in this program comes from the Jazz Fest box set, provided with full permission from Smithsonian Folkways and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation.  

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May 11, 2022
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There are many jazz festivals in the world, but there is only one “jazz fest” - the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.  This podcast presents the music, culture, resilience, history and rhythm of the festival that inspired the new film Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story.

Oscar-nominee Frank Marshall, jazz fest producer Quint Davis, and festival performers, including zydeco artist Dwayne Dopsie, Big Freedia, Pitbull and members of Boyfriend and Preservation Hall Jazz Band, tell the stories behind the story.  You’ll also hear legendary live performances from the festival’s first 50 years. Produced by True Tone Media Group, Hosted by musician, Samantha Fish, who is also a Jazz Fest favorite.

Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story opens in New York and Los Angeles on May 13, 2022, with more markets to follow through the Spring.  

Tickets and showtimes near you can be found online at tickets.jazzfestfilm.com

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May 02, 2022