The festival opens on Wednesday night with a screening at the Orpheum followed by a second line to the party at Gallier Hall featuring the Original Big 7 Brass Band. Thursday you can catch a screening of the standout film Singular which chronicles the rise of Haitian American jazz singer Cecile Mclorin Salvant. This should definitely be one of the highlights of the festival. Check out the trailer below. I’ll be back next week with even more suggestions for the next week of the festival.