New Orleans Music Documentary ‘Up From The Streets’ Gets Virtual Cinema Release

A new documentary, Up From The Streets, on New Orleans music arrives via virtual cinema on May 15. The film features interviews with NOLA musicians Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Harry Connick Jr. and more as well commentary from Keith Richards, Robert Plant, Sting and Bonnie Raitt, among others.

“Up From The Streets: New Orelans: The City Of Music” explores the unparalleled, historical musical heritage of New Orleans,” as per a statement. The film originally premiered in October 2019 at the 30th Annual New Orleans Film Festival. The doc features archival performances from New Orleans legends including Louis Armstrong, Allen Toussaint, The Neville Brothers, Fats Domino, Dr. John, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band *and more. Michael Murphy produced and directed the film presented by Eagle Rock Entertainment and Michael Murphy Productions. Six-time Grammy-winning and Oscar-nominated jazz trumpeter and composer *Terence Blanchard hosts the documentary.

“Anyone interested in the culture and music of New Orleans will love this film,” Blanchard said. “The resilience of the people of New Orleans reflects the story of America.”

A portion of the proceeds from the film will benefit The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation’s Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund. Watch the trailer below and head here for info on how to rent from your local theater:

Additional support is provided by the City of New Orleans “Embrace The Culture” series utilizing resources to activate art through virtual experiences.

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