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The Schaefer Center Presents: Preservation Hall Jazz Band
September 27, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$15 – $30
Preservation Hall Jazz Band has held the torch of New Orleans music aloft for more than 50 years, all the while carrying it enthusiastically forward as a reminder that the history they were founded to preserve is a vibrantly living history.
“When we play music, the barometer for us as a band is whether the locals are reacting,” bandleader/composer/bassist Ben Jaffe explains. “In New Orleans we play music for dances and parades, funerals and church. It’s important to us to make music people connect to, that people dance to, that people really feel, emotionally and physically. That’s the tradition we grew up with, that’s what we know.”