Making a mighty Pickathon debut on August 2nd & 3rd.
Recently signed to Sub Pop Records and set to reissue ‘So It Is’ and ‘That’s It’ on June 28.
Since 1963 The Preservation Hall Jazz Band has served as a platform for musicians in New Orleans. Founded by tuba player Allan Jaffe as a way to help preserve the music of aging musicians whose careers had been stifled by racism, illness, and poverty, the band has had a rotating cast of players and managers through the decades and is now managed and led by Jaffe’s son, tuba player, Ben Jaffe. It’s mission is still to preserve the music of New Orleans, but it also projects it. In recent years the band has been touring and recording relentlessly, even playing when their home base –the austere Preservation Hall– was swamped by Katrina. The last two albums have been filled with all original compositions, and prior efforts saw collaboration with artists like Tom Waits and Blind Boys Of Alabama. The 2017 album “So It Is” celebrated jazz’s afro-cuban influence and the band’s continued exploration of America’s greatest export, from the cultural crossroads of the fertile crescent. Preservation Hall Jazz Band will only play a handful of shows outside of New Orleans this year and we’re extremely lucky to have them at Pickathon for two nights this Summer!
Check out the schedule and catch the band while in Oregon this August… Weekend and Single Day Tickets are now available and selling fast.
Read: NY Times – Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s Goal: Keep History and Make It.
Read: Rolling Stone – How Preservation Hall Jazz Band Found Their New Sound In Cuba
Watch: Preservation Hall: A Short Documentary
Watch: CBS News – The Preservation Hall Jazz Band: A family business
Listen: Preservation Hall Jazz Band On NPR World Cafe
Listen: NPR Interview: Preservation Hall Recordings Survive The Waterline (2007)
Listen: Bandcamp | Spotify | Apple Music | TIDAL | Amazon