The Preservation Hall Jazz Band at Louisiana Crossroads
The world-renowned Preservation Hall Jazz Band plays the latest installment of Louisiana Crossroads in a series of four shows. The historic hall, which the band is named after, was built in 1750 and has served as a watering hole, art gallery, concert hall, and living museum over the years. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the hall was closed until the 2006 when it reopened to continue the tradition of giving the public intimate performances of this timeless music. Like a time machine into the past, the band’s music is drenched in the ancient and inimitable New Orleans jazz sounds that grew from the neighborhoods and clubs over the past century and influenced the world. With a multigenerational line up that consists of a cross section of seasoned players and younger instrumentalists, the Preservation Hall Jazz band is one of most entertaining and historically exciting bands you are likely to see in these modern times.
Louisiana Crossroads featuring The Preservation Hall Jazz Band
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