Apple unveiled the official trailer for Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues, the documentary film on the influential jazz musician. The documentary offers an intimate and revealing look at the world-changing musician, presented through a lens of archival footage and never-before-heard home recordings and personal conversations.
Directed by Sacha Jenkins, Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues will premiere in select theaters and globally on Apple TV+ on October 28, 2022.
This definitive documentary, directed by Sacha Jenkins, honors Armstrong’s legacy as a founding father of jazz, one of the first internationally known and beloved stars, and a cultural ambassador of the United States. The film shows how Armstrong’s own life spans the shift from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement, and how he became a lightning rod figure in that turbulent era. With the full support of the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, the filmmakers have access to a treasure trove of rare archival materials, including hundreds of hours of audio recordings, film footage, photographs, personal diaries, and a life’s worth of ephemera for exclusive use in the first significant documentary dedicated entirely to his life.
Watch the official trailer for Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues.