[JPL] Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Play Carnegie Hall 1/7 for 50th Anniversary

Dr. Jazz drjazz at drjazz.com
Thu Nov 17 22:28:28 EST 2011

New Orleans jazz legends Preservation Hall Jazz Band are celebrating 
their  50th anniversary by performing with some of their musical friends 
at one of the most legendary venues in the world.  On January 7th they 
will grace the Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, with 
special guests to be announced soon.  Tickets for what is bound to be an 
unforgettable night go on sale December 2nd and are available at 
www.carnegiehall.org, by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or at 
the Carnegie Hall box office at 57th street and 7th avenue.

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band has been carrying the distinctive sound 
of New Orleans jazz around the world on behalf of Preservation Hall, a 
unique venue that embodies the city's musical legacy.  With a cast of 
musicians schooled through first-hand experience and apprenticeship into 
the music's historic traditions, the PHJB has served as an 
irreplaceable, vital link to the earliest days of one of America's most 
beloved forms of popular music.

The group manages to evoke the spirits of times past in an ever-evolving 
modern context that has found them traveling around the world.  Along 
the way, they have brought in collaborators of all musical stripes to 
play, honor, and reinterpret America's first true art form.  The PHJB 
have played and recorded with artists like Tom Waits, Pete Seeger, Ani 
DiFranco and My Morning Jacket.  Their most recent collaboration has 
been with the Grammy-winning bluegrass outfit, the Del McCoury Band, 
with whom they released a joint album earlier this year titled American 

The Louisiana State Museum also just launched a major exhibition 
celebrating Preservation Hall's 50th anniversary at the Old U.S. Mint.  
Co-curated by Preservation Hall and the Museum, Preservation Hall at 50, 
tells the story of the venue's history through artifacts, photographs, 
film and audio clips, as well as interviews and oral histories.  The 
exhibit is open now and will run through 2012.


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