The Sheridan Arts Foundation presents The Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Ring in 2016 In Style!
The Sheridan Arts Foundation's New Year’s Eve Gala will transport you down to the Big Easy for a New Orleans themed night full of good music, champagne and more. Preservation Hall, a venerable music venue located in the heart of the French Quarter, was founded by Allan and Sandra Jaffe in 1961 to promote traditional New Orleans jazz in all its authenticity
The house band, now led by the son of the Hall’s founders, Ben Jaffe, is now an internationally culture known icon travelling worldwide spreading their mission to nurture and perpetuate the art form of New Orleans Jazz. Whether performing at Carnegie Hall or Lincoln Center, for British Royalty or the King of Thailand, this music embodies a joyful, timeless spirit.
Under Ben’s tutelage, 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 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, famed pianist Sweet Emma Barrett, and in the modern day Wendell and John Brunious. 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 the current lineup.
Ticket Info: Tickets are $100 general admission floor $250-$500 reserved balcony. Balcony tickets go on sale in mid-October.
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