New Orleans Stomp

Documentary

2001

The 2001 documentary “New Orleans Stomp” gives viewers on inside look at the world of New Orleans jazz.

New Orleans is the undisputed birthplace of jazz, a melting pot of African, French, Spanish and American cultures that gave rise to the genre. It was in New Orleans that musicians first melded the blues, religious music, slave songs, and European influence to create what we now know as jazz.

Tour guide and photographer John McCusker takes director Stefan Sargent around New Orleans, showing us various jazz landmarks like the Iroquois Theatre, Congo Square, and the birthplace of trumpeter and jazz innovator Kid Ory.