Thursday, May 17, 2012


Howdy y'all! The Preservation Hall Jazz Band just wrapped up a successful performance in Black Mountain, NC at the Lake Eden Arts Festival (LEAF). Let me tell you, LEAF is no ordinary arts festival. LEAF sets itself aside from other festivals in that the focus is on community, education, and a need for social change.

Photo by David Simchock

Photo by Howard Lambert
LEAF: Connecting Cultures & Creating Community Through Music & Arts.
LEAF is a non-profit organization established to build community and enrich lives through the Arts – locally and globally – with festivals, community events, and arts in education programs.

Photo by Howard Lambert
 Arts in Education OUTREACH Programs
LEAF in Schools & Streets:
Empowering Youth Through Festive Arts in Our Local Community.
 LEAF in Schools & Streets (LSS) is an educational outreach program matching artists with youth in schools and communities for hands-on workshops, residencies, interactive performances and mentoring that includes opportunities for youth to perform with the artists at LEAF- and beyond.

Photo by David Simchock
The members of the PHJB were quite inspired by this unique arts collection and felt that these values and acts of social entrepreneurship is what the artistic community should strive for. The idea is bigger than just one event, it's creating a prosperous and creative future for our young ones. 

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