NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Sony Pictures Classics invites you to watch the trailer for JAZZ FEST: A NEW ORLEANS STORY, a soulful and heartfelt celebration of 50 years of the funky and fabulous New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. JAZZ FEST invites you to bliss out on New Orleans’ unique culture, featuring Jimmy Buffett, Bruce Springsteen, Katy Perry, Pitbull, Al Green, Herbie Hancock, Aaron Neville, Earth, Wind & Fire, and many others.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell, aka “Jazz Fest,” is the signature annual music and cultural event of the city and has been called America’s greatest festival. Celebrating the music, food, arts and crafts of all of Louisiana since 1970, Jazz Fest is an essential showcase of the rich heritage of the region, and hundreds of thousands attend the event each year. Local music 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-time Academy Award® nominee Frank Marshall & Ryan Suffern, JAZZ FEST: A NEW ORLEANS STORY premieres March 16 at SXSW, and opens in theaters NY & LA May 13.