Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 9:30pm - 10:00pm

See them from their 2006 performance at Kilbourn Hall.

It's a Jazz Fest Free-for-All from WXXI and the Little Theatre! Every night of the Jazz Fest, we're proud to bring you a free screening of a jazz film. On Friday, June 29 at 9:30 p.m. join us for Preservation Hall Jazz Band, a WXXI production and part of its Xerox Rochester International Jazz Series.  Taped by WXXI during the 2006 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, this concert was shot in the historic Kilbourn Hall.

Named for the historic Preservation Hall in New Orleans, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band has been referred to by one critic as, "a bridge across the ages - a link between the present day and the heyday of traditional New Orleans music." The group, which has been touring for more than 25 years and currently, consists of musicians who range in age from 31-88 works to preserve the New Orleans Jazz style. Collectively, these musicians represent the industry's elite; a finely tuned band whose members hail from highly regarded musical families. Together, they keep alive the traditions and history of this uniquely American sound.