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Documentary is chronicling Preservation Jazz Hall Band/Trey McIntyre Project Collaboration


When the Preservation Hall Jazz Band takes the stage of Boise's Egyptian Theatre--with a special appearance by the Trey McIntyre Project--Wednesday, Sept. 11, a film crew will be on-hand to capture some of the expected magic. The filming is part of a long-term project, expected to wrap in Summer 2014, Ma Maison.

"Ma Maison is the same name as a 2008 ballet commissioned to TMP and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band," Kyle Morck, TMP's digital content manager, told Boise Weekly. "And the Trey McIntyre Company toured with the band with over 40 performances."

Ma Maison was an emotionally charged ballet inspired by Hurricane Katrina and its impact on the cultural landscape of New Orleans. The new documentary will chronicle its inception and performances before audiences across the nation.

"On Sept. 11, we'll be shooting some of the performance at the Egyptian, plus we want to get audience interaction with Preservation Hall," said Morck. In late October, the Boise-based film crew, headed by director Trey McIntyre, will travel to New Orleans to follow the historic jazz ensemble to its home base.

"The film will premiere in January 2015. We're looking for a wide distribution and yes, we'll start looking at the major film festivals," said Morck. "But we want to get it in front of as many people as we can."