New Movie Showcases Legendary High School Band

The Root Recommends: An upcoming movie by Jamie Foxx that highlights the history of a Southern high school's jazz-funk band.

Jamie Foxx Presents

Comedian, actor and singer-songwriter Jamie Foxx has stepped into movie production with his upcoming film Thunder Soul, a documentary that follows the old members of Houston's legendary Kashmere High School Stage Band. More than 30 years since the group's disbanding, its alumni return to Houston to play a tribute concert for the group's storied band leader Conrad O. Johnson, endearingly known as "Prof." The film explores the jazz-funk origins of the band, its rise to prominence and its enduring legacy in the South and beyond.

Jamie Foxx's Thunder Soul hits theaters Sept. 23.

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