On October 6th, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Preservation Hall Foundation partnered with the Carr Center , a non-profit arts institution that produces historic and cultural programming for youth and adults, n efforts to preserve Detroit artists, Detroit culture and Detroit’s African-American history.
Joining in for their ongoing program, “A Day at the Carr,” the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, along with members of Gabriel Hall, as well as legendary, award-winning Detroit trumpeter, Marcus Belgrave provided a riveting performance and historical session on the connection between Detroit and New Orleans to the students of Cass Technical High School. Check out this photo of everyone who was involved in the program!
Later that week, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band along with Gabriel Hall partnered for “Afterglow,” an official after-show reception that benefited both Gabriel Hall and the Preservation Hall Foundation.
The reception immediately followed the Music Hall concert and helped further bring awareness for the forthcoming opening of Gabriel Hall in Detroit while enjoying cocktails and complimentary creole food by Gabriel Hall’s chef at this intimate fundraiser at the Jazz Cafe inside the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts.
The event also honored Charlie Gabriel, senior clarinetist and saxophonist with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, a Detroiter for more than 50 years and one of the strongest living ties between New Orleans’ musical influence on Detroit jazz, brass and Motown. His nephew Dameon Gabriel, a lifelong Detroiter, is spearheading the opening of the Gabriel Hall music venue, restaurant, bar and mini-musuem in Detroit.
Check out photos from the reception below: