Ideally a music documentary leaves you uplifted and wanting to travel, whether that be back in time (Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President) or to see current performers (Shine the Light).
Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story did neither and was, quite frankly, horrible. Frank Marshall and Ryan Suffern should have hired a writer with some soul to focus on select stories of participants and concert goers. Instead what was doled out in the hour and thirty-five minutes was a Travel Channel Ad for the Jazz Fest with distracted shots of food and MTV insta-shots of gyrating concert attendees.
If you heard the ground rumbling, it was probably BB King rolling in his grave at the thought of Katy Perry being one of the featured performers.