Listening to Jamie Foxx tell it on Sirius/XM radio and you would get the feeling that the forthcoming feature film, Thunder Soul, is going to be more impactful than even his own Oscar winning film, Ray.
For that reason alone, I decided to publish this post and let you, the INFOtainment News readership see the trailer and make your own preliminary judgement.
From the description on IMDb…
It’s was Afros and pleated shirts, James Brown and Bootsy Collins. It was the ’70s, and at an inner-city Houston high school history would be made. Charismatic band leader, Conrad “Prof” Johnson, would turn the school’s mediocre jazz band into a legendary funk powerhouse. Now, 35 years later, his students prepare to pay tribute to the man who changed their lives–the 92-year old Prof. Some haven’t played their horns in decades, still they dust off their instruments, determined to retake the stage to show Prof and the world that they’ve still got it.
Told with style and pizzazz, the rousing documentary Thunder Soul celebrates the Kashmere Stage Band, a worldwide sensation in the 1970s that will forever change the way you think about high school bands. When Conrad O. Johnson, a music teacher at a predominantly black high school in Houston, replaced the staid stage band standards with contemporary funk, jazz, and original compositions, he changed the lives of his students forever. Not only did they become one of the best bands, professional or amateur, around, but they learned lessons that stayed with them long after graduation, as evidenced thirty-five years later, when the band reunited to pay tribute to the man who made it all possible.
Interested? Check this out
Oh yeah – I’m going. The film premiers on September 23rd.