Watch the official trailer and learn more about the NOMC Documentary, One Note at a Time.

Filmed over the course of several years, One Note at a Time is the story of the triumph of the city’s music culture, as told by its musicians and advocates. The film includes interviews with Grammy Award Winner Dr. John, the “Soul Queen of New Orleans” Irma Thomas, jazz trumpeter Kermit Ruffins, Preservation Hall’s Ben Jaffe, jazz drummer Barry Martyn, and more. Rare footage of iconic brass band drummer and vocalist “Uncle” Lionel Batiste and scenes from musician second lines punctuate the film as it documents the struggle to rebuild a jazz culture which at the time only lived in the heart of the city’s returning musicians.