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Video Recap: The Preservation Hall Junior Jazz Band at Celebrate Africa Day

Back in March, The Preservation Hall Junior Jazz Band performed as a part of Celebrate Africa Day. The festival strives each year to promote, preserve, perpetuate and encourage the music, culture and heritage of African and African-American communities in Louisiana.

Check out this great video of the event!

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band – Live at Carnegie Hall album: St. Peter & 57th St. (Released September 25th)

In commemoration and celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the iconic venue Preservation Hall, the prolific New Orleans jazz legends Preservation Hall Jazz Band has released a live recording of the band’s acclaimed January 7th performance at Carnegie Hall.

Entitled St. Peter and 57th St. (September 25thRounder Records), the album features a number of special guests from an assortment of genres including, George Wein, Del McCoury Band, Allen Toussaint, Ed Helms, GIVERS, Steve Earle, Tao Seeger, My Morning Jacket, Trombone Shorty, Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def), King Britt, Blind Boys of Alabama, and Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs. 

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The concert was orchestrated to benefit the Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program, directly supporting the passing of the musical and cultural traditions of New Orleans to the city’s next generation of musicians. The Preservation Hall Foundation was able to bring five of our senior members of the Preservation Hall Junior Jazz Band to perform for the 50th Anniversary Concert at Carnegie Hall. These students included John Michael Bradford (trumpet), William Hightower (Clarinet), Jasmine Batiste (Tenor Sax), Jose Bessleman (Drums), and Jeffery Miller (trombone). Our students with the Preservation Hall Junior Jazz Band are additionally featured on the album, and a portion of the proceeds from the album will benefit the program, insuring that our classes continue to remain free for all local area New Orleans students.

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