The Preservation Hall Junior Jazz and Heritage Brass Band to Perform at “Preservation Hall at 50”
Preservation Hall, the venerable performance space for traditional New Orleans Jazz on St. Peter Street in the heart of the French Quarter, marks a half-century in operation in 2011. Two museums in the city are paying homage with commemorative exhibitions. The Ogden Museum of Art recently closed Preservation Hall at 50, and the Louisiana State Museum will open a separate exhibition under the same title on November 4th (see pages 54-57 for more information). Louisiana Cultural Vistas presents here a selection of paintings, photographs, and artifacts from these exhibitions. –Editors Note (Louisiana Cultural Vistas)
The Preservation Hall Junior Jazz and Heritage Brass Band will also be paying homage to Preservation Hall at this exhibition opening on November 4th. Being joined by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band for a tune, we are excited and honored to pay tribute to the performance space which hosts our classes and furthers the knowledge of our students.
“Preservation Hall inspires. The building. The music. The musicians. For years, it has been a gathering place for writers, poets, actors, painters, singers, dancers, photographers, chefs, composers….insiders and outsiders.”
– Ben Jaffe