The Current Presents: Preservation Hall Jazz Band with PaviElle

Sponsored by 89.3 The Current

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

The Fitzgerald Theater
10 E Exchange St.
St. Paul, MN 55101
(651) 290-1200


Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 12:00 PM, Member Pre-sale
Thursday, May 18, 2017, 12:00 PM, General on sale


About the Show
On July 13, The Current Presents Preservation Hall Jazz Band live at The Fitzgerald Theater. This band will bring their exciting live show to The Fitz. Tickets will be going on sale to members of MPR on Tuesday May 16th at noon.. Tickets will be on sale to the general public on Thursday May 18th at noon.

About Preservation Hall Jazz Band
At a moment when musical streams are crossing with unprecedented frequency, it’s crucial to remember that throughout its history, New Orleans has been the point at which sounds and cultures from around the world converge, mingle, and resurface, transformed by the Crescent City’s inimitable spirit and joie de vivre. Nowhere is that idea more vividly embodied than in the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, which 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.

PHJB marches that tradition forward once again on So It Is, the septet’s second release featuring all-new original music. The album redefines what New Orleans music means in 2017 by tapping into a sonic continuum that stretches back to the city’s Afro-Cuban roots, through its common ancestry with the Afrobeat of Fela Kuti and the Fire Music of Pharoah Sanders and John Coltrane, and forward to cutting-edge artists with whom the PHJB have shared festival stages from Coachella to Newport, including legends like Stevie Wonder, Elvis Costello and the Grateful Dead and modern giants like My Morning Jacket, Arcade Fire and the Black Keys.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band perform in The Current studio (March 27, 2015)

Supported in part by the Cultural Sales Tax Revitalization Program