Thu, 11/10/2016 - 6:10 am

The Preservation Hall Foundation, in conjunction with Horns to Havana's Jazz Amistad program, will be hosting Cuban students from Conservatorio Amadeo Roldan for a residency from January 3rd - 10th. In this seven-day residency, students will study the roots of New Orleans jazz, immerse themselves in the rich musical culture of New Orleans and explore the deep rhythmic connections between the two Caribbean port cities of Havana and New Orleans.

In support of this residency, the Preservation Hall Foundation is hosting an instrument supply drive to help these students further their musical development. During Creole Christmas this year, you can donate new instruments supplies, such as valve oil, slide oil, strings, mouthpieces, etc. These supplies will go a long way to help these young musicians, as there is a shortage for supplies in Cuba.

The Creole Christmas performances will be on:

Sunday, December 18th, 2016 
2:30pm / 4:00pm

Saturday, December 24th, 2016 
1:00pm / 2:30pm / 4:00pm

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, November 11, 2016 at 6 AM CST HERE.
All proceeds from the performance will benefit the Preservation Hall Foundation's education, archival, outreach and legacy initiatives in 2017 and beyond.

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 6:38 am

Kind Ladies and Sweet Sirs,

We cordially invite you to a narrowly elegant affair, “Hall Lange Syne;" presented at The Preservation Hall on December Thirty-First, Two Thousand Sixteen celebrating the waning of the passing year and the genesis of the new.

Carouse with us. Delight in visual and sonic merriments. Indulge in the Hot Jazz sounds of The Preservation Hall-Star Band. Luxuriate with a companionable Champagne toast in our innermost courtyard at the stroke of Midnight.

Consider our Hall your Home for the evening’s escapade; please come and go at your leisure. Very Important Person “VIP” packages are available for those seeking a further elevated experience. Proceeds from this extravagant event support our Foundation.

Accommodations are limited so please book with haste!

~Eat, Drink, and Be Sweets~

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:39 pm

Today, Preservation Hall Jazz Band announces the release of our their album, So It Is, featuring all-new original music, out April 21st! “So It Is” finds the classic PHJB sound invigorated by a number of fresh influences, not least among them our 2015 life-changing trip to Cuba.

In Cuba, all of a sudden we were face to face with our musical counterparts. There’s been a connection between Cuba and New Orleans since day one - we’re family. A gigantic light bulb went off and we realized that New Orleans music is not just a thing by itself; it’s part of something much bigger. It was almost like having a religious epiphany. Listen to "Santiago" the first single off So It Is.

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 8:42 am

Preservation Hall's 14th Annual Midnight Preserves series welcomes prominent artists from a variety of genres alongside the Preservation Hall Collective for intimate midnight concerts within the walls of our hallowed venue in the heart of the French Quarter. Past guests have included Jon Batiste, Shovels and Rope, Sharon Jones, Alabama Shakes, Robert Plant, Al Jarreau, Charlie Musselwhite, The Del McCoury Band, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Givers, The Lone Bellow, Ernan Lopez-Nussa and dozens more.

While we’ll miss the Preservation Hall Jazz Band during Jazzfest’s first weekend when they are in Europe opening for Arcade Fire, we’re ecstatic to introduce new elements and perspectives from our greater New Orleans musical family to the Midnight Preserves experience.  Join us in welcoming jazz juggernaut and New Orleans native son Christian Scott as our first Artist-In-Residence for the first weekend of Midnight Preserves. Preservation Hall Foundation’s Musical Director, Charlie Gabriel, will be performing alongside Mr. Scott, bringing forth the spirit of tradition-passing that is so deeply embedded within the Preservation Hall Community.

In true Preserves fashion, Mr. Scott will hand-select surprise guest collaborators to join him in exploring both his deep connections to Preservation Hall and his journey as the progenitor of “Stretch Music,” a jazz-rooted genre-blind musical form that attempts to stretch jazz’s rhythmic, melodic and harmonic conventions to encompass as many other musical forms, languages and cultures as possible. Here’s a clip from his most recent visit to the Hall for the finale of his Refined Players Series.

For second weekend, we will welcome back PHJB with surprise special guests to be announced. While the guest artists for this year's series are not announced in advance, rest assured that every night will present collaborations audiences will never forget.

As always, proceeds from the series will benefit the Preservation Hall Foundation's educational, outreach, archiving, and legacy initiatives in 2018 and beyond. A portion of your ticket price is tax deductible. Tickets are limited, so book with haste. 

Tickets will go on-sale to the general public this Friday, March 9th at 12pm CST at www.midnightpreserves.com