NPR affiliate WWNO interviewed Darren Hoffman and many New Orleans musicians about their work recording traditional music performances for a movie, soundtrack, and the interactive Tutti Music Player application.
“When Darren Hoffman heard the song “Discipline Strikes Again” by Jason Marsalis, something clicked in his mind.
“When I heard this, it was one of the first times in many years that I was inspired to create a music video,” says Hoffman.
Unfortunately for the musician and filmmaker, time wasn’t exactly on his side.
“As we all understand that when we got to 2007, when I was thinking this up, music video had been dead for many years.”
Still, Hoffman applied for a community partnership grant with the Jazz and Heritage Foundation to produce a handful of music videos. To his surprise, he won.
“By the time I got the grant, I’d met so many new masters of New Orleans and acquired so many new teachers that I decided well, why don’t I just piggyback on this grant that I got and invite all these new teachers that I had to record with us.”…
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