About the Movie

TRADITION IS A TEMPLE: The Modern Masters of New Orleans, vol. I
a motion picture of New Orleans music

TRADITION IS A TEMPLE  explores New Orleans’ unique musical culture and the fragility of tradition in the modern world. Intimate discussions with contemporary New Orleans musicians highlight their history, upbringing and how tradition has shaped their identity and continues to inspire young musicians today.

Shannon Powell
Jason Marsalis
Lucien Barbarin
Topsy Chapman & Solid Harmony
Roland Guerin
Steve Masakowski
Ed Petersen
Chuck Perkins
The Baby Boyz Brass Band and
The Tremé Brass Band featuring Eric Calhoun

Produced by Darren Hoffman, Patrick Stafford & Kristen McEntyre
Written by Darren Hoffman & Chuck Perkins

Director – Darren Hoffman
Editors – Darren Hoffman, Demetrius Wren, Benedict Kasulis
Cinematography – James Laxton, Richard Thompson, Jason Prowell, Shane Sauer
Audio Recording – Steve Reynolds, Mark Bingham
Motion Graphics – Ryland Jones
Associate Producers – Patrick Stafford, Demetrius Wren
Additional Editing – Benedict Kasulis, Ryland Jones, Andrew Hevia
Additional Photography – Richard Thompson, Jason Prowell, Shane Sauer
Story Editors – Andrew Thomas, Alta Joy Broughton
Media & Marketing Interns – Krystle Sims, Shelley Freed

Presented by Tutti Dynamics Motion Picture

Generous support provided by
The University of New Orleans College of Liberal Arts, Department of Music – The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation – The Hogan Jazz Archives at Tulane University – The Historic New Orleans Collection, Williams Research Center – LA Artworks – AMMO Arts – The Allan Houston Legacy Foundation – The Idea Village – Jazz on the Tube

Copyright 2008-2011 – The Modern Masters of New Orleans, LLC