Tuesday, April 28, 2009

New Orleans Jazz All-Stars, 2009

Who's that on the cover of New Orleans Magazine this month? Why, it's Dwayne Paulin! New Orleans Magazine has announced their 2009 New Orleans Jazz All-Stars, and we're happy to say there are some familiar faces represented in the Traditional Jazz category. You can catch Dwayne Paulin with his Paulin Brothers Brass Band on rotating Thursdays here at Preservation Hall. Also featured this year are frequent Preservation Hall contributors Orange Kellin, Jesse Boyd, and Dwayne Burns. Enjoy the pretty pictures, and CLICK HERE for the full article!

Monday, April 27, 2009

A Recording Session: Pete Seeger with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band

On Friday, April 24, 2009 New Orleans' Preservation Hall Jazz Band was joined by legendary American singer/songwriter Pete Seeger, his grandson Tao, and their band for a very special recording session. Recorded a week before Pete's 90th birthday celebration, this video shows a man who is still moved by the power of song.

"In addition to being America's best-loved folk singer and an untiring environmentalist, Pete Seeger is a national treasure. He has been at the forefront of the labor movement, the struggle for Civil Rights, the peace and anti-war movements, and the fight for a clean world. He has been a beacon of hope for millions of people all over the world..." (from the Pete Seeger appreciation page - http://www.peteseeger.net)

Friday, April 24, 2009


2009 Midnight Preserves Presents: DEL MCCOURY BAND with PHJB (04.26)

On Sunday, April 26, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band is proud to announce a very special performance with fellow American Legacies and 2006 Grammy winners, The Del McCoury Band. One of the biggest names in American bluegrass music, 2009 marks Del’s fiftieth anniversary playing and recording in this quintessentially American musical format. These shows will represent a rare and very special opportunity to witness the coming together of two legendary groups of musicians from two distinctly American musical lineages. Shows at 8:30pm and 11pm.

Wanna Know More?
The Del McCoury Band, Official Website
Buy Tickets Now!

Want a tiny taste?
Check out Ben Jaffe backstage with The Del McCoury Band at the Grand Ole Opry!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

2009 Midnight Preserves Presents: ZIGABOO MODELISTE (04.24,04.25)

Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste is a Master Drummer, Rhythm-Innovator, Percussionist, and a New Orleans Legend. He is the most highly acclaimed drummer ever to hail from the Crescent City. For three decades Ziggy’s creativity has been a wellspring of Funk Influence for musicians of all kinds. Sampled time again by some of the best-known names in Hip-Hop, his innovative work as a member of the Internationally Acclaimed R & B group, “The Meters,” (not to mention his side work with artists like Keith Richards, Robert Palmer, & Dr. John) has garnered him an unparalleled level or respect among musicians and fans. Ziggy’s style is unique; he is a master of creating Funk Grooves and new concepts of Funk drumming. He is especially known for his syncopated rhythms and his unique second line Funk styles, which have been sampled, imitated, and copied many times over.

And he's performing at Preservation Hall two nights in a row!

Think that's awesome? Check out his special guests:

/ Midnight - Zigaboo & Friends with Special Guest:
Marva Wright

A twenty-year veteran of the New Orleans music scene, Marva Wright is the epitome of the sultry southern blues vocalist. Boasting a big, beautiful voice born of the church and tempered in the neon sheen of the French Quarter’s infamous Bourbon Street strip, Wright’s performances swing from the reverent to the bawdy with a graceful and practiced ease. Equally at home in the regular club dates she plays in her native New Orleans, on the road at conventions and casinos, or onstage in front of thousands of eager festival-goers, there’s no room big enough to contain the full-throated glory of The Blues Queen of New Orleans.

04.25.09 / Midnight - Zigaboo & Friends with Special Guest: Walter "Wolfman" Washington
Walter “Wolfman” Washington has been an icon on the New Orleans music scene for decades. His searing guitar work and soulful vocals have defined the Crescent City’s unique musical hybrid of R&B, funk and the blues since he formed his first band in the 1970s.

Walter “Wolfman” Washington has earned numerous accolades over his long career, but he is not one to sit back on his laurels. He maintains a heavy schedule playing with the Roadmasters as well as with his trio, the Chosen Few. As if that were not enough, he also recently began a successful collaboration with some local jazzmen including the trumpeter James Andrews.

In Conclusion:
Only a limited number of tickets will be sold -
GET YOURS TODAY! (click here!)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

TONIGHT @ PRESERVATION HALL: Punch Miller and The Cincinnati Kid!

The Preservation Hall Picture Show presents...

8:15pm - Til The Butcher Cuts Him Down

9:15pm - The Cincinnati Kid
Set in 1930's New Orleans, The Cincinnati Kid (Steve McQueen) is a die-hard poker player looking to cement his reputation as the best. But he's going to have to beat "The Man" (Edward G. Robinson) to do it. Features scenes shot in Preservation Hall with Sweet Emma Barrett!

Bring a Date!

Friday, April 17, 2009

TONIGHT @ PRESERVATION HALL: King Creole, Til The Butcher Cuts Him Down

Tonight! The Preservation Picture Show presents:

8:15pm: Til The Butcher Cuts Him Down
"The film shows two Punch Millers. One is a musician who's still in superb form, in footage from Preservation Hall and from his last public performance, at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festival. His puckish solos cut through the Preservation Hall nostalgia, and at a Heritage Festival rehearsal the trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie all but takes notes. Miller also sings a few choruses of the blues in a smooth, droll style all his own." (Reviewed By JON PARELES, NY TIMES 1983)

9:15pm: King Creole
Having flunked graduation for a second time and needing cash to support his crabby (and thus unemployed) father, Danny Fisher takes a job as a singer in the King Creole nightclub - about the only joint around not run by smarmy crook Maxie Fields who wants him for his own place. He gets on pretty well with Fields' floozy though, and all this plus his involvement with Fields' hoods and with innocent five-and-dime store assistant Nellie means Danny finds his world closing in on him all ways round. (Includes scenes shot in the Preservation Hall courtyard and carriageway!)(imdb.com)

Admission $5!
Popcorn $2!
Grab a date and bring some drinks!
We'll see ya there!