Film Screening and Discussion: Marvin McNeill and Edward “Juicey” Jackson—“From the Mouthpiece on Back”

Wednesday, February 8, 2023
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM (ET)
Olin Library Olin 327B (Music Seminar Room)
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Hadley, Jennifer Thom


Join Marvin McNeill (Wesleyan alum and Assistant Professor of Music and African American Studies, Emory University) and New Orleans musician Edward “Juicey” Jackson for a virtual screening of the hour-long documentary From the Mouthpiece on Back.  The film is an inspiring story of courage, hope, optimism, love, and respect among the talented teenage jazz musicians in the TBC (To Be Continued) Brass Band from New Orleans before and after Hurricane Katrina as they try to reconnect and make music again in the aftermath of the devastating Category 5 storm in 2005. 

The post-screening talk will highlight the history and significance of the TBC, the key to their longevity as a band, and their ability to overcome some of the harsh realities of being young, male, and African American in New Orleans.  McNeill and Jackson will also discuss music, culture, community, education, climate change, displacement, and housing inequity in relation to Hurricanes Katrina and Ida and the recent Global Pandemic.

Attend in person to watch the event in community (RSVP here) or virtually by Zoom. This event is organized by the World Music Archives, Wesleyan University Library. For more information, email

Celebrating their 20th year as a band, TBC has gifted the New Orleans community and the world with powerful sounds and poignant messages. A vital cultural bearer of the rich and legendary New Orleans brass band tradition, Edward “Juicey” Jackson will bring context and meaning to those messages.   

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