Irma: My Life in Music

Irma: My Life in Music

Fri, 10/14/2022 - 10:00pm - 11:00pm

Irma Thomas

Courtesy of Historic New Orleans Collection

This film takes a look at the life of GRAMMY Award winner Irma Thomas, whose career spans an amazing half-century.

A new documentary on the life and career of GRAMMY Award-winning artist Irma Thomas in — Irma: My Life in Music premieres Friday, October 14, 2022 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV. 

The 90-minute program includes interviews from many of her colleagues including record producer Scott Billington; producer and director of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Quint Davis; former GRAMMY Awards telecast producer Ken Ehrlich; recording artist Erica Falls; recording artist and actress Ledisi; singer and songwriter Bonnie Raitt; creative director of Preservation Hall Ben Jaffe; pastor of the Nazareth Baptist Church Reverend Marc A. Napoleon; musician, songwriter and record producer, the late Allen Toussaint, and his children Alison Toussaint-LeBeaux and Reginald Toussaint; and Recording Academy Membership & Industry Relations representative Reid Wick.

The film is visual storytelling at its best as Irma tells her own story, allowing audiences to relish the opportunity to get to know the artist and woman that, quoting Bonnie Raitt, “Her voice today is as—just as beautiful and sultry and powerful as it was on her first records. And she’s a legend. She’s as good today as she was the day she came out of the church singing.”