New ‘Up From The Streets’ Q&A Session Scheduled

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment/New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation

Eagle Rock Entertainment is hosting another Q&A session with the creative heads of the documentary Up From The Streets.

The company will host a second free Q&A session May 26 with the documentary’s host/executive producer Terence Blanchard and producer/director Michael Murphy.  The pair will be joined by Preservation Hall Creative Director Ben Jaffe, who is also a member of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, for the live video session.

The session is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. EST/6 p.m. PST.  In anticipation of the upcoming session, Eagle Rock Entertainment debuted a clip of Jaffe discussing the early days of jazz.  The clip is streaming here.

Blanchard and Murphy took part in another live Q&A session May 15 following the home cinematic premiere of Up From The Streets.  More than 90 theaters  and record stores nationwide took part in the documentary’s premiere.

Audiences can still watch the documentary by purchasing a virtual ticket. “Tickets” to watch the documentary are available at a price of $12 each, and can be purchased from viewers’ local theaters to watch the documentary in the comfort of their own homes.  Tickets are available here.  Viewers will have three days to finish the documentary once they have started watching.

Proceeds from the “ticket” sales from the documentary’s premiere went to benefit the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation fund, which assists musicians who live and work in New Orleans who have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is a nonprofit organization that owns the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell.  The agency has created the Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund to assist musicians and residents in New Orleans who have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Up From The StreetsNew Orleans — The City of Music originally debuted in October at the 30th annual New Orleans Film Festival.  It examines the city’s musical roots.  Oscar-nominated and six-time Grammy Award-winning trumpet player Terence Blanchard serves as the documentary’s host.  The program features archived footage from performances and interviews conducted by artists, such as Louis Armstrong, Fats Domino and Allen Toussaint among others to help tell the story of the city’s musical history.  Michael Murphy directed and produced the presentation.

In anticipation of the debut of Up From The StreetsNew Orleans — The City of Music, a playlist of songs from the documentary was curated and is streaming now here.

More information about the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation and its latest effort is available online at:

 

Websitehttp://jazzandheritage.org

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/jazznheritage

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/jazznheritage

 

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