Up From the Streets
A film by Michael Murphy

Up From the StreetsA film by Michael Murphy

A film by Michael Murphy

Originally premiering at the 30th Annual New Orleans Film Festival in October 2019, Up From The Streets explores the unparalleled, historical musical heritage of New Orleans. Produced and directed by Michael Murphy and hosted by Oscar-nominated and six-time Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter / composer Terence Blanchard – Up From The Streets dissects the evolution of the city’s music, from early innovations in Jazz through R&B and Funk. Archival and newly filmed performances by such legends as Louis ArmstrongFats DominoAllen ToussaintDr. JohnThe Neville Brothers, and, of course, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band are weaved between conversations with such impactful New Orleans musicians as Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Harry Connick, Jr., Mannie Fresh, and Dr. Michael White, as well as commentary by Robert PlantKeith Richards, Bonnie Raitt, and Sting. “Anyone interested in the culture and music of New Orleans will love this film,” states Terence Blanchard. “The resilience of the people of New Orleans reflects the story of America.”

An intricate study and celebration of a quintessential cultural epicenter, Up From The Streets ®: New Orleans: The City of Music is a definitive look at one of the most influential components of American music.

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