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‘A Jazzman’s Blues’ Austin Scott Reveals Why Tyler Perry Made Film – Hollywood Life


Forward of A Jazzman’s Blues dropping on Netflix, Austin Scott joined HollywoodLife for an EXCLUSIVE interview to debate the movie, that has been a 27-year lengthy mission for Tyler Perry. “It’s positively one thing he’s held in his coronary heart for a really very long time,” the actor, who stars as Willie Earl within the movie, defined. “It was that mission that he simply was like, ‘I don’t wish to give this to the world till they’re prepared for it.’ And he actually needed to hit us all along with his depth of creativity. His ardour for this was simply infectious.”

A Jazzman’s Blues follows an unsolved homicide that results in the story of a forbidden love set to the soundtrack of juke joint blues within the deep South. In it, Austin takes on the position of Willie, a trumpet participant whose limelight is starting to dim. Perry wrote the screenplay in 1995, his first writing mission ever, however manufacturing stalled within the mid-2000s earlier than selecting again up in 2022. “I don’t suppose there was one particular factor that made him restart the mission. “I feel the whole lot that occurred over the pandemic with George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, that arrange the ambiance to some extent the place Tyler was like, ‘I feel we’re prepared for this story. We’re able to go there.’ I feel this story shall be obtained and appreciated for what it’s,” Austin defined.

Austin Scott as Willie Earl in ‘A Jazzman’s Blues.’ (Courtesy of Netflix)

“Every character is so completely different and the movie does a extremely nice job of coping with the idea of resilience in relation to love, the human spirit, having a dream, all of those various things. I feel that’s particularly poignant proper now given what we’ve been via,” he continued. “I simply hope that individuals see themselves on this movie in a roundabout way, whether or not or not it’s in a personality or a circumstance or a second. I hope that persons are in a spot to attach with it and to really feel that it resonates with them in a roundabout way, and possibly it helps them work via one thing that they didn’t even know they have been going via.”

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Austin Scott performs the trumpet as Willie Earl in ‘A Jazzman’s Blues.’ (Courtesy of Netflix)

The actor made his transfer from the Broadway stage in Lady From The North Nation to Savannah, Georgia to inform Willie Earl’s story. In doing so, he picked up a trumpet for the very first time, and whereas he didn’t have the power to be taught to carry out like his character, Austin memorized the fingerings to Willie’s solo numbers, so his strikes have been at all times genuine and true to the scene and music. “I needed to construct a extremely deep relationship with not solely jazz from that interval, but additionally the good trumpet gamers of that interval. So I began simply listening and immersing myself in it always,” he informed HL. “I knew instantly I didn’t wish to simply be transferring the trumpet round, I wouldn’t have the ability to take myself significantly.”

A Jazzman’s Blues, starring Austin Scott, alongside Solea Pfeiffer, Ryan Eggold and Joshua Boone, premieres on Netflix September 23, 2022.



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