Thursday, May 10, 2012

A Glorious Press Recap of Preservation Hall's Jazz Fest Season, 2012

Capturing the spirit of a New Orleans jazz

Photo by Danny Clinch

“I could feel the spirit of all the music that passed through there,” photographer and musician Danny Clinch said of the first time he entered the Preservation Hall in New Orleans...

View the original CNN Photo Blog HERE

2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage

Photo by Adam McCullough

View Jazz Festival highlights HERE

Preservation Hall Jazz Band marks 50 years at New Orleans’ Jazz Fest-Associated Press: The Washington Post

Photo by Dino Perrucci

NEW ORLEANS — The Preservation Hall Jazz Band on Sunday marked its 50th anniversary with a jam session at New Orleans’ Jazz Fest featuring a number of old friends....

Read the FULL Washington Post article HERE


Preservation Hall Jazz Band Celebrates 50 Years with Ani, MMJ, George Wein, Steve Earle, Trombone Shorty and

Photo by Dino Perrucci

Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s 50th anniversary celebration continued throughout New Orleans this past weekend... 

Read the FULL article HERE


Preservation Hall closed out 2012 New Orleans Jazz Fest with star-studded celebration-The Times-Picayune

Photo by John McCusker

 On paper at least, Sunday's closing set on the New Orleans Jazz Fest's Gentilly Stage was a celebration of Preservation Hall's 50th Anniversary. But it was much more. Preservation Hall, founded in 1961, is only nine years older than Jazz Fest. And the hall's evolution parallels that of the festival itself...

Read the FULL Times-Picayune article HERE 

Jazz Fest celebrates Preservation Hall's 50th year-Associated Press:

Photo by Dino Perrucci

NEW ORLEANS — For five decades, Preservation Hall has served up New Orleans jazz for music lovers the world over...

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Jazz Fest goes out on a rocking
Photo by John McCusker

Full circle:Jazz Fest founder George Wein was given the honor of introducing Preservation Hall Jazz Band's 50th anniversary show, which closed Sunday's festival. The traditional jazz group opened with the old classics Basin Street Blues and Down on Bourbon Street...

Read the FULL USA Today article HERE


Ben Jaffe: Preserving the Hall-All About

Photo by Wade Luquet

Preservation Hall was founded fifty years ago in a small art gallery in New Orleans' French Quarter by Allan and Sandra Jaffe as a place to preserve traditional jazz...

 Read the FULL All About Jazz interview HERE

Jazz Fest Sunday: Preservation Hall, Foo Fighters, Asleep at the

Photo by Golden Richard III

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band has spent the last few years establishing itself more than just the flag bearer for one stream of New Orleans music. Starting with the inclusion of Clint Maedgen and Carl LeBlanc (for a period) in the band’s lineup, the band has worked to be recognized as a part of American culture, underscoring the point that musicians make time and again—that music is music and genre labels are put on it by others. 

Read the FULL Offbeat article HERE


And Finally, a Hall family favorite...


On behalf of the Hall family, we want to thank everyone who attended the Jazz Fest, Midnight Preserves, and Joy Theater performances. This was a special year for the Hall, but your love and support made these past two weeks radiate with MAGIC!  


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