Tuesday, June 23, 2009

New Orleans Preservation, Vol. 1: NOW AVAILABLE NATIONALLY! (it's contest time!)

That's right, ladies and gentlemen...

As of today, the latest CD from the Preservation Hall Jazz Band is available nationally, wherever great music is sold! Check your local retailer! Ask for it by name! It's a wonderful recording folks, and if you haven't heard it yet, we're hoping you get the chance real soon.

And in celebration of this momentous occasion, Preservation Hall is announcing their first ever online contest! Here's the deal: Be one of the first three fans to answer the following quiz questions correctly, email your answers to preservationhall@gmail.com, and win your very own New Orleans Preservation, Vol. 1 Boxed Collectors Edition!

The box is modeled after the Angelo Brocato's pastry box, a much-loved institution here in New Orleans, and contains a veritable treasure trove of goodies pulled from the 50-year archives of Preservation Hall. Contents include the new CD, a cassette tape, a promotional VHS, an 8x10 black and white glossy promotional picture, and a ton of other cool stuff. Maybe the coolest? The "All-Access" laminated pass that gains you free entrance to performances at Preservation Hall on any of our normal nights of operation! Normally sold for $75 dollars, all you have to do is be one of the first three fans to send the correct answers to the following quiz to PreservationHall@gmail.com.

1.) Preservation Hall will be celebrating its fiftieth anniversary soon! In what year did Allan And Sandra Jaffe first open the building at 726 St. Peter street under this name?

2.) Before it housed Preservation Hall, the building at 726 St. Peter Street in New Orleans' French Quarter housed an art gallery where legendary jazz musicians held informal jam sessions on a donations-only basis. The name of the gallery was "Associated Artists." Who was the owner?

3.) Who is the oldest current member of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band?

4.) Youngest member and leader of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Mark Braud is the nephew to two former trumpet playing-leaders of this legendary group. Name them both!

What is the name of the character in "King Creole" who's apartment in the movie was upstairs in the courtyard of Preservation Hall?

Please email your answers to PreservationHall@gmail.com. And thanks for playing!

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