Produced, Directed and Edited by

Renee Edwards

Co-Produced and researched by

Claire Reynolds

Executive Producers

Paul Woolwich     Craig McCall      Sara Giles

Cinematography – Chad Owen   Andy Schonfelder

Camera – Leon Lockley

Additional Cameras –  Mark W Gray  David Langan   Douglas Bruce   John Gunner   Vincent Escudero   Garret Kilgore  

      Composer – Ray Russell

      Music Supervisor – Stef Patch

Additional Sound Recordist – Walter Thornhill

   Sound Editor – Paul Mallett

        Re-recording Mixer – Jez Spencer

        Post Production Supervisor – Christopher Stott

                        Director’s Assistant and Post Production Assistant – Jack Poston

Assistant Editor – David Preston

On-Line Editor – Boyd Nagle

Production Assistant – Iris Wakulenko

Production Assistant – Dominic Scrancher




Snug Harbor,Palm Court Jazz Café, New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, Pearl River Eco Tours, Creole Queen New Orleans Paddlewheeler,

Sing Sing Club, Preservation Hall, The Howlin’ Wolf, The Perfit Fit, Bacchanal Wine


In Order of Appearance (left to right)

Bicycle Ballad Sam, ‘Uncle’ Lionel Batiste, Barry Martyn, Ralph Gavin, Herman ‘Roscoe’ Ernest III, Nathaniel Franklin, Wardell Quezergue, Mac ‘Dr. John’ Rebenack, David Fountain, George Ingmire, Walter Payton Jr., Johann Bultman, Bethany Bultman, Washboard Chaz Trio, Kermit Ruffins, Paul Pattan and the Barracudas, Catherine Lasperches, Keng Harvey, Tonya and Left Field, Ragtime Orchestra – Lars Edegran-Leader, Ronell Johnson-Trombone, Jason Marsalis-Drums, Matt Rhody-Violin, Wendell Brunious-Trumpet, Otis Bazoon-Clarinet, Preservation Hall Band, Ben Jaffe, Damion Neville, Charmaine Neville, Detroit Brooks, Jesse Boyd, Keng Harvey, Al ‘Carnival Time ‘ Johnson, Ellis Marsalis, Darrian Douglas, Rose Mancini, Louise Griffin, Brian Quezergue, Irma Thomas, Felice Guimont, Bud Tower, Ben Jaffe, Ellis Marsalis, Dr. Fontenot, Shelton ‘Shakespear’ Alexander, Jennifer Jones, Shannon Powell, Pinstrip Brass Band, Eric L. Cager, ‘Uncle Lionel Batiste’, Rose Mancini, Treme Brass Band, Nina Buck, Barry Price, George Ingmire, Amy Cano, Jesse Moore, Chip Wilson, Honky Tonkin’ Donkey, Erin Zeno, Sr., Roy Lancaster, Young Fellaz Brass Band, Mike Corrigan, Hot 8 Brass Band, Bennie Pete, Terrell ‘Burger’ Batiste, Jerry Embree Band, Edward ‘Juicy’ Jackson, TBC Brass Band, Tamara Jackson, Clarke Peters, Billy Delle, Donald Harrison Jr., Amasi Miller, Gaynielle Neville, Shannon Powell, Cyril Neville, Jesse Boyd, Detroit Brooks, Cliff Hines, Sascha Masakowski, Rex Gregory, Delfeao Marsalis, Ms. Pearl, Brian Quezergue, Gypsy Elise and the Royal Blues, Million Dollar Baby Dolls, Baby Boyz Brass Band, Washboard Jazz Trio, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, John Foho, Darrian Douglas, Kenneth Terry, Cliff Hines Quintet, Maison Bourbon House Band, Uptown Jazz Orchestra, Roger Lewis, Roland Guerin, Jack Miele, Doug Belote, Shane Theriot, Eric. F. Honsby, Emile Hall, Harry Sterling, Van Odom, Francis Olinsky, Dewey T. Ampson, Joe Dyson, Max Morah, Graham Robinson, David Fly, Cathi Fontenot MD, Benny Jones, Julius McKee.


  Dr. John is an iconic American singer, songwriter, pianist and guitar player. His music combines blues, pop and jazz, as well as zydeco, boogie woogie and rock and roll. A multiple Grammy award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recipient he is perhaps best known for his Top 20 hit, “Right Place Wrong Time.”

The “Soul Queen of New Orleans,” Irma Thomas, is an American singer. She received a Grammy Award in the Best Contemporary Blues Album category for “After the Rain,” in 2007. It was her first Grammy in a career that has spanned over fifty years.

   Ben Jaffe is the creative director for both Preservation Hall and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. He is the son of co-founders Allan and Sandra Jaffe and took over the directorships upon returning from Oberlin College in Ohio. An accomplished musician, he plays tuba and upright bass in the band. Some of his accomplishments include spearheading the New Orleans Musicians Hurricane Relief Fund.

Bethany Bultman is the co-founder and president and director of The New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic that was established in 1998. The Assistance Foundation emerged after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 to expand the clinic’s mission to keep New Orleans culture ALIVE by providing social services and outreach programs. The programs at NOMC&AF are primarily donor driven and stress prevention, advocacy, and economic empowerment.

  Wardell Quezergue was an American music arranger, producer and bandleader. He was referred to as the “Creole Beethoven.” During filming he was working on a contemporary classical piece entitled “The Passion of Christ.”

  Walter Payton, Jr. played jazz bass and sousaphone with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, the French Market Jazz Hall Band and the Young Tuxedo Brass Band. He also led the Snap Bean Band, which was his own group. Some of the luminaries that he worked with are Aaron Neville, Harry Connick, Jr. and Jack Dupree.

   Al ‘Carnival Time’ Johnson is a rhythm and blues singer and piano player. He is a Mardi Gras icon for writing the Mardi Gras song, “Carnival Time.” A veteran at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival his work has been featured in Academy Award nominated films and he is a Louisiana Hall of Fame inductee.

  Shelton ‘Shakespear’ Alexander is professionally known as the “African American Shakespeare” or simply “Shake.” He has been on the spoken word scene since August 2001, when he debuted his first poem entitled, “Patience.” As a spoken word artist, poet, writer, author and motivational speaker, he thrives on inspiring people with his soul filled words.


Director, editor, producer and writer Renee Edwards began her career in the entertainment industry in the mid 1990’s. Some of her better known British television credits include the long running investigative news and current affairs series’ “Panorama,” “Unreported World” and “Dispatches.” Including award winners, Documentary-drama “A Fight to the Death” and “The Mind Reader.” Film credits include the animated feature “Balto,” voiced by Kevin Bacon, Bob Hoskins, Bridgette Fonda and Phil Collins, and the shorts “In Recovery” and “Fauna Sauna.” “One Note at a Time” marks her directorial debut as a feature length documentarian.

Executive Producer, producer, editor and director Paul Woolwich is a Emmy, Bafta and multiple Royal Television Society award winner well known for his extensive work at the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 in the UK His recent television movie documentaries include ‘Britain’s Secret Terror Force’, ‘Saving Africa’s Witch Children’ and ‘Proud and Prejudiced.’ Documentary television series include numerous episodes of ‘This Week,’ Panorama’ and ‘Dispatches’ and his television drama credits are ‘Second Sight’ (starring Clive Owen), ‘One Night in Bhopal’ and ‘Dirty War’, among others.

   Producer Claire Reynolds is currently the Company Director for Clarence Films. As a producer she is used to working across multiple platforms such as live action, animation and digital communications. She is also an award-winning short film producer.

 Composer Ray Russell is an English session musician and guitar player. His television compositions include soundtracks for “A Touch of Frost,” “Bergerac,” “Plain Jane” and “Inspector Alleyn Mysteries, as well as many other British and American shows.

Cinematographer Chad Owens has enjoyed stints as a film projectionist at college, print manager at the Sundance Film Festival, documentary cameraman and entrepreneur. He loves to push the boundaries of what is possible in motion pictures, searching for the most unique experiences and people to capture. Whether it’s music videoas, corporate storytelling or immersive documentaries, Chad keeps authenticity at the heart of all the content that he  creates.


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