Tag Archives: Preservation Hall

Survey says trad jazz

For the past couple of months, OffBeat has posted a survey on our website, just to get an idea of what our readers like, their opinions on political matters related to music, how they use information and more. Last week, we polled our readers and asked them “If you had one night to experience music [...]

Preservation Hall Offers Free Downloads During June

In recognition of African-American Music Appreciation Month, Preservation Hall is offering free music downloads throughout the month of June. A recording of George Lewis playing the traditional “Down by the Riverside,” is the first offering in the series. A song by Tuba Fats will be available starting June 14, followed by a recording of Billie [...]

Preservation Hall Turns 53

Preservation Hall opened its doors to the public for the first time on June 10, 1961 – 53 years ago today. Allan and Sandra Jaffe wanted to help ensure the musical traditions unique to New Orleans would survive and thrive, and to do that, the couple opened the minimalist Preservation Hall. As Allan Jaffe explained [...]

The Foo Fighters Rock Preservation Hall

When word got out that the Foo Fighters were in New Orleans recording at Preservation Hall, I figured it was only a matter of time before they popped up somewhere to play a show, far from the confines of their usual arena or stadium setting. They seem to like to do that–show up some place [...]

Beacons of the Scene: Preservation Hall Launches Pres Hall Brass

The latest development in Preservation Hall’s kinetic drive to update itself comes in the form of Pres Hall Brass, a relatively new ensemble created with the city’s thriving brass band culture in mind. Featuring the staple talents of bass drummer Tanio Hingle, snare drummer Kerry “Fat Man” Hunter and trumpeter Will Smith, plus a rotating [...]

Video Premiere: Preservation Hall Jazz Band, “Go to the Mardi Gras”

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band wants to get you in a Mardi Gras frame of mind with their brand new cover of the Professor Longhair Carnival standard “Go to the Mardi Gras.” Produced by Austin based event promotion outfit Do512 for their Lounge Series, the video showcases the Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s ongoing effort to [...]

Nas to Headline Buku Fest 2014, Exclusive VIP Performances Announced

The Buku Music + Art Project, better known as Buku Fest, released its second round of line-up announcements today, including confirmation that ’90s-era hip-hop icon Nas will headline one of the nights. Moreover, the New York City rap star is slated to perform his seminal album, Illmatic, in its entirety to mark the 20th anniversary [...]

First Acoustic Bounce Show At Preservation Hall On November 23, Downtix Platform Launched

When you think of Preservation Hall, you think of jazz. The humble little two-story building nestled tightly into St. Peter Street in the middle of the bustling French Quarter is easily passed by, its history-worn pink and green paint only faintly marking its identity among the rest of of the bright neon signs lining the [...]

New Orleans Concert Picks of the Week: November 14 – 20, 2013

Hungry for live music… Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of November 14 – 20, 2013 featuring: Jamey Johnson, Steve Vai, Of Montreal, the Calvin Johnson Jazz Band, Glen David Andrews, the Randy Brecker Quartet, and the Creole Stringbeans. Full ScheduleLouisiana Music on TourAdd a New Listing [...]

First Listen: Madd Wikkid Party at Pres Hall… Don’t Tell Nobody!

Shhhhh…. mild-mannered, crazy-haired Preservation Hall Jazz Band recording engineer Earl Scioneaux III’s madcap alter ego the Madd Wikkid is going to be bringing down the hallowed halls of preservation this Saturday night (September 28) to celebrate the release of his latest mixtape Don’t Tell Nobody. A mind-bending, booty-popping four-song mashup of NOLA-grown funk, soul, hip-hop, [...]