Shell Point Retirement Community welcomes Preservation Hall Jazz Band on Saturday, Jan. 4 at 7:30 a.m. in The Village Church Auditorium at Shell Point Retirement Community.
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 since 1963, spreading their mission of nurturing and perpetuating the art form of New Orleans Jazz. Whether performing at Carnegie Hall or London Center, for British Royalty or the King of Thailand, the band embodies a joyful, timeless spirit.
Under the auspices of current director, Ben Jaffe, the son of the founders, Preservation Hall continues with deep reverence and consciousness of its greatest attributes in the modern day as a venue, band, and record label. Many of the band’s charter members performed with the pioneers who invented jazz in the early 20th century, including Buddy Bolden, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, and Bunk Johnson. The founding artists and dozens of others have passed on the lessons and love of their music to a younger generation that now follows in their footsteps. According to Time Out New York, “The Preservation Hall Jazz Band is a bona fide New Orleans treasure.” Continue reading “SHELL POINT WELCOMES PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND”