Netflix and Tyler Perry have announced A Jazzman’s Blues, the new film will hit streaming services on September 23. Perry serves as the writer, director, and producer. Perry reveals it’s the first screenplay he ever penned. I wrote it in 1995. It was the first screenplay I ever wrote,” Perry said. “The two characters are just trying to find their own way in the world. Initially, I wanted to play the lead role of Bayou, but that was 1995 I aged out. He added, “I was in Atlanta struggling to make it. I was hungry, sleeping on my cousin’s couch, eventually getting put out and being homeless. I was trying to get my first play off the ground, and this screenplay just poured out of me. I held onto it for all of these years.