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Arcade Fire will headline the 2020 Kanaval Ball, marking the band’s first confirmed performance since 2018.
JamBase contributor Jeffrey Greenblatt details nine of his favorite sets from the 2019 Newport Folk Festival that didn’t make headlines.
Dawes celebrated the 10th anniversary of their debut album ‘North Hills’ with Newport Folk Festival set featuring Jason Isbell, Jonathan Wilson, Benmont Tench and more.
Check out multi-cam video of Dave Matthews Band & Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s cover of “Right Place, Wrong Time” by Dr. John from a recent concert at Alpine Valley in Wisconsin.
Watch Dave Matthews Band debut their take on Dr. John’s “RIght Place, Wrong Time” with the help of Preservation Hall Jazz Band at Alpine Valley Music Theatre.
New Orleans’ Preservation Hall Jazz Band will embark on the ‘A Tuba To Cuba’ tour this fall.
Latest Preservation Hall Jazz Band Setlist
Preservation Hall Jazz Band at The Fillmore
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About Preservation Hall Jazz Band
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band derives its name from Preservation Hall, the venerable music venue located in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter, founded in 1961 by Allan and Sandra Jaffe. The band has traveled worldwide spreading their mission to nurture and perpetuate the art form of New Orleans Jazz and recently performed with The Foo Fighters and The Black Keys and appeared on an episode of Sonic Highways. Whether performing at Carnegie Hall or Lincoln Center, for British Royalty or the King of Thailand, this music embodies a joyful, timeless spirit. Under the auspices of current director, Ben Jaffe, the son of founders Allan and Sandra, Preservation Hall continues with a deep reverence and consciousness of its greatest attributes in the modern day as a venue, band, and record label.
The building that houses Preservation Hall has housed many businesses over the years including a tavern during the war of 1812, a photo studio and an art gallery. It was during the years of the art gallery that then owner, Larry Bornstein, began holding informal jam sessions for his close friends. Out of these sessions grew the concept of Preservation Hall. The intimate venue, whose weathered exterior has been untouched over its history, is a living embodiment of its original vision. To this day, Preservation Hall has no drinks, air conditioning, or other typical accoutrements strictly welcoming people of all ages interested in having one of the last pure music experiences left on the earth.
The PHJB began touring in 1963 and for many years there were several bands successfully touring under the name Preservation Hall. Many of the band’s charter members performed with the pioneers who invented jazz in the early twentieth century including Buddy Bolden, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, and Bunk Johnson. Band leaders over the band’s history include the brothers Willie and Percy Humphrey, husband and wife Billie and De De Pierce, and famed pianist Sweet Emma Barrett. These founding artists and dozens of others passed on the lessons of their music to a younger generation who now follow in their footsteps like current band leader and trumpeter John Brunious.
To celebrate Grateful Dead keyboardist Vince Welnick’s birthday, watch him lead the band on The Who’s “Baba O’Riley” and The Beatles’ “Tomorrow Never Knows” from MSG in 1993.
In honor of Faces’ recent reunion, this week’s Full Show Friday features 44 glorious minutes of pro-shot video from the band’s 1973 show at Edmonton Sundown in London.
Peter Anspach of Goose added keys to Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s debut cover of “Canned Heat” by Jamiroquai on Thursday in Bend.
Phish began their four-night Phish Riviera Maya 2020 destination event in Mexico on Thursday with a “welcome set” featuring a number of rarities and jam vehicles.
Celebrate the late Walter Becker’s birthday by watching Steely Dan’s 1995 appearance on ‘The Late Show With David Letterman.’