Monday, August 6, 2012

New Preservation Hall Blog: The Preservation Hall Times

Here to inform y'all that Preservation Hall is releasing their newest blog, The Preservation Hall Times!

ALL FUTURE Preservation Hall and Preservation Hall Jazz Band related news can be found @

Our Blogger account will be used for archive posts and previous news entries.

Visit the new page and let us know what you think!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Fan Video from WGBH's Summer Arts Weekend in Boston, MA

Here is a great fan video from the Preservation Hall Jazz Band's performance at WGBH's Summer Arts Weekend in Boston. Big shout out goes to Alexander Ortiz Goico who filmed and edited the video! Thanks for your creativity and support!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

PHJB Announces Live at Carnegie Hall Album: St. Peter and 57th (EXCLUSIVE DOWNLOAD)

Entitled St. Peter and 57th (September 25th, Rounder Records), the album will feature a number of special guests from an assortment of genres including,Features guests such as George Wein, Del McCoury Band, Allen Toussaint, Ed Helms, GIVERS, Steve Earle, Tao Seeger, My Morning Jacket, Trombone Shorty, Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def), King Britt, Blind Boys of Alabama, and Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs

In commemoration and celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the iconic venue Preservation Hall, the prolific New Orleans jazz legends Preservation Hall Jazz Band are set to release a live recording of the band's acclaimed January 7th performance at Carnegie Hall.  

Rehearsal--Photo by Howard Lambert

The concert was orchestrated to benefit the Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program, directly supporting the passing of the musical and cultural traditions of New Orleans to the city's next generation of musicians. A portion of the proceeds from the album will also benefit the program.  

The band is also sharing "St. James Infirmary, Part 1" featuring My Morning Jacket's Jim James, which just premiered on Pitchfork

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012

The Preservation Hall Junior Jazz Band Perform at ELCA Youth Gathering

The Preservation Hall Junior Jazz Band performed at the Superdome this weekend at the ELCA Youth Gathering. The band opened for Switchfoot and performed to an audience of over 35,000 people. We couldn't be more proud of the PHJrJB!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

HIGHLIGHTS: Forecastle Festival, 2012

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band just wrapped up several performances at this years Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Kentucky. The band had an amazing performance on the festival's main stage with an excellent audience turnout! PHJB had special guests sit in during their set, including Jim James from My Morning Jacket and Andrew Bird.

Later that night, PHJB sat in with My Morning Jacket during the Festival's closing set.

Photo by Matt Jordan

There was an after party once the festival wrapped up aboard the Belle of Louisville. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band and My Morning Jacket performed to a sold out show. The energy aboard the Belle was tangible!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Locals Get Free Admission for 3rd show, Weds + Sat

New Orleans Residents Get Free Admission for the 3rd Show, Wednesdays and Saturdays

Now through August 31st, Preservation Hall is proud to announce that New Orleans Residents have free admission to the third show on Wednesdaysd Saturdays. To take advantage of our summer special, bring your local ID or Entergy bill down to Preservation Hall, located at 726 St. Peter Street, in the Heart of the Quarter. Can’t make it in on a Wednesday or Saturday? We are still offering New Orleans Residents 2-for-1 admission, now through August 31st. It's the perfect opportunity to be a tourist in your own hometown.