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One Note At a Time

(NEW ORLEANS, LA) – One Note At a Time, Renee Edward’s multi-award winning documentary will have a special screening at Howlin’ Wolf (The Den) on Sunday, April 14 at 8pm. The venue is located at 907 S. Peters Street, New Orleans, LA. Tickets are $10-$25. Doors open at 7pm.The event features a live performance by the Hot 8 Brass Band. A portion of the proceeds from the screening and sales of the Louisiana Red Hot Records Soundtrack will benefit the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic. For more information call 504-529-5844 or log on to Ticketweb.


One Note at a Time pays homage to the musicians who courageously returned to New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Their aim was specifically to resuscitate the music scene and save the city’s rich musical heritage. It is also the story of the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic, evolving into the New Orleans Musicians’ Assistance Foundation, whose mission continues to keep New Orleans’ culture ALIVE by providing health care, social services and wellness outreach programs to overcome New Orleans’ dire health disparity.

Filmed over the course of four years, One Note At a Time includes interviews and performance by Grammy award winners Dr. John and the ‘Soul Queen of New Orleans’ Irma Thomas; jazz trumpeter Kermit Ruffins; Ben Jaffe of Preservation Hall and British born jazz drummer Barry Martyn. The film also features some of the final interviews and performances by Crescent City icons bassist Walter Payton, Jr.; composer, arranger and bandleader Wardell Quezergue, known as the ‘Creole Beethoven’; Dr. John’s drummer Herman “Roscoe” Ernest III; as well as jazz and blues musician and vocalist ‘Uncle’ Lionel Batiste. Musicians’ Clinic interviews include Director and President Bethany Ewald Bultman, Co-founding Director E. Johann Bultman and Family Nurse Practitioner Catherine Lesperches.   

Accolades for One Note At a Time, include screening at the New Orleans Film Festival, a Gold Award from the 2017 Los Angeles Film Review Independent Film Awards, opening at the Santa Barbara Jazz Redux Festival and screening at the Sync Up Cinema, as part of the New Orleans Jazz Festival. UK awards include Best Feature Documentary and Best Score at the Oxford International Film Festival and Best Documentary at the Nottingham International Film Festival. It also screened at the Guild of British Film and Television Editors Festival and the Enjoy Jazz Festival in Germany. The film is being distributed by Golden Media Group and is available on Amazon on April 14. For more information log on to the website

The soundtrack for One Note At a Time, released by Louisiana Red Hot Records includes a live recording filmed during a Health Initiative Benefit for the Musicians’ Clinic on August 7, 2011 at Snug Harbor. Performers, in addition to the ones mentioned above, include Damion, Charmaine, Gaynielle and Cyril Neville, Amasi Miller, Shannon Powell, Jesse Moore, Paul Pattan, Donald Harrison Jr. and poet Shelton “Shakespear” Alexander.

Additional tracks were provided by Al “Carnival Time” Johnson, the Hot 8 Brass Band, Felice Guimont, Chip Wilson and Jesse Moore, the To Be Continued Brass Band, Bud Tower, Ms. Pearl, the Cliff Hines Quintet and Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra.  Award-winning British composer Ray Russell’s tracks from the motion picture score are “From The Heart” and the One Note At a Time theme song. The soundtrack album is available on i-Tunes and Apple Music.

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