music is a way of life in New Orleans.


From the brass bands, second lines,
jazz, and blues, the power of music in New Orleans is palpable.

Capturing that spirit, Brian Richburg, Jr.—New Orleanian, jazz musician, and Big Picture school alumnus—composed and performed the film's soundtrack to reflect the distinct percussive rhythm, sounds, and tradition of his city and the waterways.  

A percussionist, Brian was one of five students from underserved communities nationwide to receive a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he is currently a student.  

Learn more about Brian's musical journey here