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Preservation Hall Jazz Band

March 2, 2023
Zellerbach Hall

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

In its far-ranging and always grooving repertoire, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band celebrates New Orleans as a place where sounds and cultures from around the world converge, mingle, and resurface, transformed by the Crescent City’s irrepressible joie de vivre. The septet is named for the renowned venue and cultural organization in the French Quarter, and since its founding by tuba player Allan Jaffe in 1961 has boasted an ever-evolving cast of A-list NOLA musicians committed to keeping the spirit and sounds of New Orleans alive and thriving. Now led by by Jaffe’s son, the band celebrates its 60-year anniversary with a concert of “shoulder-shaking, hip-swaying tunes that will fill the dance floor” (Downbeat)— traditional jazz mixing with gutbucket funk, Afro-Cuban rhythms, folk, and pop.