Oprah was on hand to support Tyler Perry’s A Jazzman’s Blues premiere at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday,
Oprah, wearing a striped Chloé jumpsuit, shared:
“That’s why he’s been Madea-in’ all along. But he knew that there would come a moment [when] he wanted to evolve to the next level. And that’s what this film is all about. It’s showing us a new way of seeing the world through his eyes,” she said, before greeting and embracing Perry, whom she described as her “lil’ brother.”
Premiering Sept. 23rd on Netflix, A JAZZMAN’S BLUES unspools forty years of secrets and lies soundtracked by juke joint blues in the deep South. Written, directed and produced by Academy Award honoree Tyler Perry, the film stars Joshua Boone and Solea Pfeiffer as star-crossed lovers Bayou and Leanne alongside an ensemble cast that includes Amirah Vann, Austin Scott, Milauna Jemai Jackson, Brent Antonello, Brad Benedict, Kario Marcel, Lana Young and Ryan Eggold. The film features an original song performed by Ruth B., songs arranged and produced by multi-Grammy winner & two-time Academy Award nominee Terence Blanchard, music by Aaron Zigman and choreography by Debbie Allen.