MIAC Live: Preservation Hall Jazz Band: Creole Christmas

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 • 7:30 pm
Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center

The flame keepers of New Orleans' jazz legacy, Preservation Hall Jazz Band brings 60 years’ worth of “The Big Easy” inspired musical stylings to the world. Based in the heart of New Orleans, Preservation Hall is a tiny but mighty space, the go-to spot for jazz lovers around the world. Founded in 1961 by tuba player Allan Jaffe, Preservation Hall Jazz Band was formed to preserve the city’s priceless musical heritage and give their veteran musicians a place to play, and it instantly attracted players linked to the glory days of the 1920s. Now run by Jaffe’s son, tuba player Ben Jaffe, the group features a wealth of New Orleans talent. Dedicated to constantly enriching the sounds of jazz music, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s performance delivers a captivating show that expands beyond just performance. Instead, it reaches an ineffable, immersive musical experience. “People come to Preservation Hall and have transformative experiences,” Jaffe said, “and that’s part of our mission: to go out in the world and make that experience available to people.”

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