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Frame After Frame: The Images of Herman Leonard

Join us at the New Orleans Jazz Museum for a screening of the acclaimed documentary Frame After Frame: The Images of Herman Leonard. Free and open to the public. 

Narrated by Tony Bennett, Frame After Frame: The Images of Herman Leonard tells the story of the life and work of this renowned photographer through inclubs and the interviews with Herman, his friend Quincy Jones and of course, through the extraordinary photographs he has produced.

When Herman Leonard arrived in New York in the late 1940’s, jazz was king. Trading his photographs to the club owners to gain entrée to the clubs and the music he loved, he captured the smoky essence of the New York jazz scene as few have before or since. Herman’s elegant portraits are a reminder of a simpler and more stylish era. Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughn, and Billie Holiday are just a few of the jazz immortals captured by his visual artistry.

Frame After Frame: The Images of Herman Leonard is a story of a man whose art has finally received the recognition it deserves, even if it took almost 50 years for it to happen.

Frame After Frame is produced and directed by Tika Laudun; written by Al Godoy; Edited by Randy Ward; Photographed by Rex Q. Fortenberry and Tika Laudun. Executive Producer for LPB is Clay Fourrier and LPB CEO and President is Beth Courtney.

Earlier Event: May 5
Brass Band Festival
Later Event: May 8
Down on Their Luck Orchestra