Watch the trailer for JAZZ FEST: A NEW ORLEANS STORY, a new documentary from Sony Pictures Classics
NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Sony Pictures Classics invites you to watch the trailer for JAZZ FEST: A NEW ORLEANS HISTORY, a moving and heartfelt celebration of 50 years of the funky and fabulous New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. JAZZ FEST invites you to experience the unique culture of New Orleans, featuring Jimmy Buffett, Bruce Springsteen, Katy Perry, Pitbull, Al Green, Herbie Hancock, Aaron Neville, Earth, Wind & Fire and many more.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell, aka “Jazz Fest,” is the city’s signature annual music and cultural event and has been called America’s largest festival. Celebrating music, food, arts and crafts from across Louisiana since 1970, Jazz Fest is an essential showcase of the region’s rich heritage, and hundreds of thousands of people attend the event each year. Local musical heroes are joined on 14 stages by some of the most important figures in entertainment, highlighting the connections between Louisiana culture and the world.
Co-directed by five times at the Oscars® nominees Frank Marshall and Ryan Suffern, JAZZ FEST: A NEW ORLEANS STORY kicks off March 16 at SXSW and opens in theaters in NY and LA May 13.