Announcing! The Preservation Hall Ball

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Friends and Preservation Hall Foundation Supporters! We’re excited to announce the Preservation Hall Ball  at the Civic Theatre in New Orleans on Friday, October 3rd, a benefit for the Preservation Hall Foundation.

Grammy-winner and New Orleans icon, Allen Toussaint, will join Preservation Hall Jazz Band at the Preservation Hall Ball to debut their joint “Oh Yeah!” national tour, which will depart for 40 shows across the country the following week. Ani DiFranco, experimental world fusion and electronic group Beats Antique, and Alexander Ebert, lead singer and songwriter of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros will all also join the Preservation Hall Jazz Band as we pay tribute to the band’s first pianist and touring band leader “Sweet” Emma Barrett, with a night of unique musical collaborations and entertainment, with more guests to be announced.

All proceeds from the Preservation Ball will directly benefit The Preservation Hall Foundation. The Preservation Hall Foundation’s mission is to protect and perpetuate music education programs for underprivileged children in the greater New Orleans area.  The foundation sponsors a wide array of community programs ranging from school field trips, master classes, free community performances, and private lessons. More information on programs and how to get involved at http://preservationhall.com/hall/foundation/.

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band Outreach Event at Battersea Park

On July 3rd, members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band  performed songs from the New Orleans traditional jazz repertoire and selections from their new album of original songs, “That’s It!” at Battersea Park for an outreach performance. During the show, Creative Director Ben Jaffe, whose parents started the legendary venue of the band in 1961, briefly discussed the origins of jazz in New Orleans, a history of Preservation Hall and its significance of in the American Civil Rights movement.

Check out this video of the performance below!

Preservation Hall European Tour Wrap-Up

Earlier this summer, the Preservation Hall Foundation received a Mid-Atlantic Arts Council USArtists International grant for support of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band‘s European tour. This 6-week tour was the most important international outreach activity for the current members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band since their 2006 post-Katrina tour. The band performed at key festivals in The Netherlands, France and Switzerland in conjunction with the European release of “That’s It!” by Sony Music in the territories. This not only yielded a tremendous boost in profile, but also added resounding audience support and promoter enthusiasm has opened the door for other European festivals and shows in the future.
On the creative side, the band benefited greatly by performing in the amazing setting of the French Riviera on Bastille Day at the 52nd annual Jazz a Juan Festival. This event was very meaningful to the musicians in the band, as it is in the adopted home of their idol and mentor Sidney Bichet. The presence of a memorial statue in a park near the stage led the band on a journey to pay homage to the clarinetist and composer, which progressed into the live performance during which the band played two Bichet compositions to round out the set, El Manicero and Saint Louis Blues, now part of the regular set list.
Check out these photos from the Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s performances at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, Netherlands on 7/11, Jazz a Juan Festival in Antives, France on 7/14, and Jazz Tage Lenk Festival in Lenk, Switzerland on 7/19.

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Preservation Hall Foundation Hosts the Capital Focus Jazz Band

On Thursday, July 31st, we hosted the Capital Focus Jazz Band, the Youth Learning Program of the Potomac River Jazz Club. Led under the direction of Dave Robinson, the group marvelously played Traditional New Orleans Jazz standards with the utmost flair. The group is open to all young musicians in the greater Washington D.C. area, by audition, and provides young people with a positive means of expression, as well as self-confidence gained through professional performance experiences.

The Capital Focus Jazz Band raised funds for their trip via indiegogo, and also performed as a part of the Satchmo SummerFest. We can’t wait to see what their students do next!

Check out these photos of their performance at Preservation Hall.

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PresHall Brass at the NAUW Convention

On Tuesday, July 29th, the PresHall Brass performed for the National Association of University Women (NAUW) Convention, an event sponsored by the Preservation Hall Foundation. The NAUW is an organization that was founded in 1910, with the mission to serve women, youth and the disadvantaged communities and in developing countries by addressing educational issues, advancing the status of women’s issues, and strategically partnering with allied organizations.

Check out these photos from the event!

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Preservation Hall Foundation Awarded Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s USArtists International Grant

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The Preservation Hall Foundation has been awarded the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s USArtists International grant for the first round of the 2014 program year. USAI ensures that the impressive range of the performing arts in the United States is represented abroad. The program works to strengthen the creative and professional development of American artists through participation at significant international festivals and engagements that represent extraordinary career opportunities. This engagement is supported by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Learn more about the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation at www.midatlanticarts.org

 

AMPED music camp for at risk youth gets a special lesson from Preservation Hall Jazz band

Local musicians in the Louisville, KY area have been putting on a four week summer camp for at risk children, and on June 19th, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band surprised their students.

The camp called AMPED, Academy of Music Production Education and Development, has 15-20 at risk youth participating.The musicians who are helping are donating their time to teach the children about music, songwriting and recording. The program ends in July, with a concert and fundraiser to expand the program into a yearlong one.

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band had heard about the camp and came to perform for the group, in addition to teaching them about Traditional New Orleans Jazz. Check out some photos below:

 

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For more information on AMPED, visit their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AMPEDLouisville.  If your school or after-school program would like to have an outreach event with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band on tour, contact Ashley Shabankareh at ashley@preshallfoundation.org.

 

Photo Recap: Silence is Violence Field Trip to Preservation Hall

On Saturday, May 31st, the PresHall Brass and the Preservation Hall Foundation welcomed local non-profit Silence is Violence and their Peace Music Clinic musicians. Their students were introduced to the hall, its history, and danced all throughout the PresHall Brass’s performance.

Check out these photos from their time at Preservation Hall!

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About Silence is Violence:

SilenceIsViolence is a campaign for peace in New Orleans, founded following the murders of musician Dinerral Shavers (December 28, 2006) and filmmaker Helen Hill (January 4, 2007). Dinerral and Helen were beloved friends, neighbors, and artists of New Orleans’ Bywater-Marigny district. Following these tragedies, Ken Foster, Helen Gillet, and Baty Landis organized a march to New Orleans City Hall to express dismay at the silence of city leadership on the issue of violent crime.

The January 11, 2007 March For Survival was attended by 5,000 concerned citizens. On that day, citizens from all parts of the city spoke directly to our leaders and each other about their fears and hopes for a safer and more equitable city—and SilenceIsViolence was founded.

The mission of the Silence is Violence is to call upon both citizens and public officials to achieve a safe New Orleans across all communities. We engage youth in positive expressions and actions to counter the culture of violence. We demand respect for every life, and justice for every citizen in our city.

Midnight Preserves Weekend 1 Wrap-Up

Thank you to everyone who made the first weekend of our 10th annual Midnight Preserves: A Benefit For The Preservation Hall Foundation such a huge success! An extra thanks to our special surprise guests who performed with Preservation Hall Jazz Band throughout the weekend!

FRIDAY 

Preservation Hall Jazz Band & The Infamous Stringdusters. Photo: © MF Andrews

Preservation Hall Jazz Band & The Infamous Stringdusters. Photo: © MF Andrews

Preservation Hall Jazz Band & The Infamous Stringdusters. Photo: © MF Andrews

Flavor Flav & Mr. Joe Lastie Jr. enjoying the evening. Photo: Dino Perrucci

SATURDAY

Preservation Hall Jazz Band & Keb Mo. Photo: Dino Perrucci

Preservation Hall Jazz Band & Keb Mo. Photo: Dino Perrucci

SUNDAY

Preservation Hall Jazz Band at Jazz Fest. Photo: Dino Perrucci

Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Tao Rodríguez-Seeger & Bombino. Photo: Twitter user @jmcgnn

Preservation Hall Jazz Band & Bombino. Photo: Dave Unger

A limited amount of tickets are still available for this weekend’s performances. See you at Midnight!

Win tickets to Sunday’s performance here.

Photo Recap: The Mission Bay Preservationists Perform at Preservation Hall

On Friday, April 18th, we were joined by the Mission Bay Preservationists, a traditional youth jazz band based out of San Francisco, CA. The band has been featured at venues throughout San Diego County and California including: Anthology, House of Blues, Dizzy’s, Petco Park, Sea World, Tango Del Rey, Lux Art Institute, Ocean Beach Music and Art Festival, and the Sacramento Jazz Festival. This is their second time performing at Preservation Hall – their first performance was back in 2012. 

Check out these photos of their performance below!

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