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Preservation Hall Jazz Band Will Perform in Laurinburg …Tickets available beginning May 12 .
The famed New Orleans musicians will be performing 2 shows on Friday, October 12, 2012, at 6 pm and 8:30 pm at the Storytelling and Arts Center in downtown Laurinburg, NC. This concert is part of the Jimmy and Morris Morgan Jazz Series and Laurinburg Alive with Jazz Weekend. The weekend will also present the ongoing second Saturday Jazz Jam and Cabaret on Saturday night October 13th at 7 pm; and the Sunday afternoon Gospel Jazz Brunch at 2 pm (reservations required).
Tickets are $30. Seating is limited so purchase your tickets online beginning May 12 and by phone between 10 – noon Monday through Friday at 910-277-3599. If you get voice mail, leave a message with your name, phone number, and number of tickets you want to reserve. Someone will return your call the next business day. All tickets must be pre-paid. For a seating chart or to order online click Tickets here . Beer and wine, and Preservation Hall Jazz Band products and music will be for sale before and after each performance.
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THE PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND - Background
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band derives its name from Preservation Hall, the venerable music venue located in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter, founded in 1961 by Allan and Sandra Jaffe. The band has traveled worldwide spreading their mission to nurture and perpetuate the art form of New Orleans Jazz.
Whether performing at Carnegie Hall or Lincoln Center, for British Royalty or the King of Thailand, this music embodies a joyful, timeless spirit. Under the auspices of current director, Ben Jaffe, the son of founders Allan and Sandra, Preservation Hall continues with a deep reverence and consciousness of its greatest attributes in the modern day as a venue, band, and record label.
The PHJB began touring in 1963 and for many years there were several bands successfully touring under the name Preservation Hall. Many of the band's charter members performed with the pioneers who invented jazz in the early twentieth century including Buddy Bolden, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, and Bunk Johnson. Band leaders over the band's history include the brothers Willie and Percy Humphrey, husband and wife Billie and De De Pierce, famed pianist Sweet Emma Barrett, and in the modern day Wendell and John Brunious. These founding artists and dozens of others passed on the lessons of their music to a younger generation who now follow in their footsteps like the current lineup. Click here for more information on the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.