In their 50th anniversary season, New Orleans’ iconic Preservation Hall Jazz Band joins the MSO in a concert that will showcase the timeless spirit of New Orleans’ French Quarter and the birthplace of American jazz.
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.
Times: May 11 – 8:00 pm & May 12 – 2:30 pm
Mobile Symphony Presents Preservation Hall Jazz Band at Mobile Saenger Theatre