PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND

Show is postponed. New date to be announced. All tickets sold will be honored for new date.

with a special appearance by TREY MCINTYRE PROJECT.
Tickets are $45 in advance and $50 day of show for reserved seating. Advance tickets will be available at The Record Exchange and The Egyptian Theatre box office, and egyptiantheatre.net beginning Saturday, August 3rd at 11:00 a.m. Call The Egyptian Theatre box office at 208-387-1273 Tues-Sat from 11am to 6pm to charge by phone.

Special appearance by Trey McIntyre Project
TMP dancers will reunite with Preservation Hall Jazz Band for an onstage improvisation in the spirit of New Orleans and the jazz legacy that PHJB is known for.

THE PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND
New Orleans, LA
BIOGRAPHY
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band derives its name from Preservation Hall, the venerable music
venue located in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter, founded in 1961 by Allan and Sandra Jaffe. The band has traveled worldwide spreading their mission to nurture and perpetuate the art form of New Orleans Jazz. Whether performing at Carnegie Hall or Lincoln Center, for British Royalty or the King of Thailand, this music embodies a joyful, timeless spirit. Under the auspices of current director, Ben Jaffe, the son of founders Allan and Sandra, Preservation Hall continues with a deep reverence and consciousness of its greatest attributes in the modern day as a venue, band, and record label.

The building that houses Preservation Hall has housed many businesses over the years including a tavern during the war of 1812, a photo studio and an art gallery. It was during the years of the art gallery that then owner, Larry Borenstein, began holding informal jam sessions for his close friends. Out of these sessions grew the concept of Preservation Hall. The intimate venue, whose weathered exterior has been untouched over its history, is a living embodiment of its original vision. To this day, Preservation Hall has no drinks, air conditioning, or other typical accoutrements strictly welcoming people of all ages interested in having one of the last pure music experiences left on the earth.

The PHJB began touring in 1963 and for many years there were several bands successfully touring under the name Preservation Hall. Many of the band’s charter members performed with the pioneers who invented jazz in the early twentieth century including Buddy Bolden, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, and Bunk Johnson. Band leaders over the band’s history include the brothers Willie and Percy Humphrey, husband and wife Billie and De De Pierce, famed pianist Sweet Emma Barrett, and in the modern day Wendell and John Brunious. These founding artists and dozens of others passed on the lessons of their music to a younger generation who now follow in their footsteps like the current lineup: Ben Jaffe/Creative Director & Tuba, Mark Braud/Trumpet and Vocals, Charlie Gabriel/Clarinet and Vocals, Clint Maedgen/Saxophone and Vocals, Joe Lastie, Jr./Drums, Freddie Lonzo/Trombone and Vocals, Rickie Monie/Piano, and Ronell Johnson/Tuba and Vocals.

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Here is a video of the collaboration Ma Maison with PHJB.
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