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The Preservation Hall Jazz Band at the Space at Westbury

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The Preservation Hall Jazz Band The Space at Westbury Westbury, NY July 28, 2017 The Preservation Hall Jazz Band is named after its home venue, Preservation Hall, which is located in New Orleans' fabled French Quarter. The band performs traditional New Orleans-style jazz with flavors of other genres melded to create a sound unlike any other New Orleans group. Since Preservation Hall was founded on St. Peter Street in the early '60s, membership in the ...

BOOK REVIEW

The New Orleans Jazz Scene, 1970-2000: A Personal Retrospective

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The New Orleans Jazz Scene, 1970-2000: A Personal Retrospective Thomas W. Jacobsen 208 Pages ISBN: 0807156981 LSU Press 2014 This article first appeared in the American Book Review (January-February 2015 issue). Full disclosure: I've long been an admirer of Thomas Jacobsen's writing, the catholicity of his musical tastes, and his warm personal regard for jny: New Orleans musicians. The last was evident in his 2011 work for LSU Press, Traditional New ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Preservation Hall Jazz Band: That's It!

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Fifty years is a long time to carry the torch of the music of others and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band has done just that with class, joviality, and a sense of purpose to preserve traditional New Orleans jazz music. In a step away from their mission of preservation, the band has created new music in a hall recording of their newest album That's It. It should come as no surprise that their collection of original tunes is delivered with ...

FROM FAR AND WIDE

The Ticket

Read "The Ticket" reviewed by Wade Luquet

One of the perks of being a jazz writer is that I can often get free tickets to concerts. This great benefit has offered me the opportunity to take my wife to some nice jazz events and meet some interesting people. Aside from taking notes in the dark, our jazz dates are just like any other night out. OK, I must admit that shaking hands with Wynton Marsalis and Esperanza Spalding make these dates a little different, but the tickets ...

EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Preservation Hall Jazz Band: Preservation

Read "Preservation Hall Jazz Band: Preservation" reviewed by Wade Luquet

Preservation Hall Jazz Band Preservation: An Album To Benefit Preservation Hall & The Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program Preservation Hall 2010

What do you get when you cross America's best traditional jazz band with 20 emerging or legendary musical artists? You get a terrific collection of highly listenable traditional jazz performances by a highly improbable combination of musicians and vocalists. Who would have thought to have Del McCoury sing “After You've Gone" with his ...

LIVE REVIEW

Preservation Hall Jazz Band Brings Creole Christmas to the University of Pennsylvania

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band: Creole Christmas Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA December, 12, 2009

For jazz enthusiasts, December often brings opportunities to hear their favorite bands playing Christmas-spirited tunes that bring in the holiday season. This was certainly the case for the 950 devoted listeners who had the pleasure of experiencing the Preservation Hall Jazz Band at the Annenberg Center for the Performing ...

MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Read "Preservation Hall Jazz Band" reviewed by Florence Wetzel

The New Orleans club Preservation Hall is one of the most respected jazz institutions in this country, and quite possibly the world. Founded in 1961 by Allan and Sandra Jaffe, the club provided a much needed niche for first generation jazz musicians who had difficulty finding sympathetic venues. Since then Preservation Hall has become synonymous with quality jazz, and it’s as quintessential a New Orleans experience as po’ boys and crawfish. Over 40 years later Preservation Hall ...


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