During Jazz Fest 2010, after time spent touring together My Morning Jacket singer Jim James joined the Preservation Hall Jazz Band for a night at the Hall. The evening was captured on film by famed music photographer Danny Clinch, and subsequently formed the basis of a documentary/concert film about the Pres Hall Jazz Band, their collaboration with My Morning Jacket, and the Hall itself. The doc screened at SXSW earlier this year, and will be given its first sneak peek in New Orleans Saturday, July 23 at the Ogden Museum in conjunction with the closing of the Preservation Hall art exhibit currently on display there. Tickets are available in advance. Later local screenings are planned for the New Orleans Film Festival in October.
Bonus Beat: here’s punk/indie rock frontman Ted Leo interviewing Clinch about the film.