Last weekend, Disney opened a brand new experience called “The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure” at “The American Adventure” at the EPCOT theme park in Walt Disney World, Florida. This new exhibit celebrates the distinctly American musical art form, originated by African Americans and fusing the influences of many different cultures.
Joe Gardner, who is the musician, mentor and teacher from Disney and Pixar’s new film “Soul,” which is available now on Disney+ – shares the rich and surprising history of jazz by taking guests on a musical tour of several influential American cities. Guests will also discover artefacts from legendary jazz musicians, including Louis Armstrong. And soon guests will be able to use the Play Disney Parks mobile app to interact with the exhibit and test their knowledge of jazz.
Disney has released a new video from American pianist, bandleader, and jazz extraordinaire Jon Batiste, who provided the original jazz compositions and arrangements for “Soul,” as he shares his excitement for “The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure.”
Will you be checking out this exhibit on your next trip to Epcot?
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.