Tuesday, June 14 at 8pm, Preservation Hall Jazz Band takes over the Tower stage featuring a high energy evening of New Orleans finest. Since 1961, the Jaffe family has been keeping alive the traditions and spirit of New Orleans Jazz with performances and recordings from the French Quarter. Ben Jaffe, creative director and son of founders Allen and Sandra, explains, “This music and tradition make people rejoice and celebrate. That’s what got me into music, and it’s what we give back.”
Their newest album, That’s It!, features all original compositions along with production from My Morning Jacket’s Jim James.Preservation Hall Jazz Band joined James on stage at New Orleans Jazz Fest in April to pay tribute to Prince with a cover of Purple Rain and Sign O’ the Times. Other notable collaborations include Del McCoury, Billy Joel, Black Keys, Tom Waits, Mos Def, and Jack Johnson.
Get ready for an evening of funky tuba lines and back beat groovy sounds from the heart and soul of New Orleans.