The Preservation Hall Jazz Band is coming back to Newport! The New Orleans jazz ensemble will perform at the sold-out Newport Folk Festival on Sunday, July 24th.
Preservation Hall Jazz Band derives its name from the Preservation Hall venue located in New Orleans’ French Quarter. The band is known for performing traditional New Orleans-style jazz.
The musicians in the groups have varied during the years since the founding of the hall in the early 1960s. Bands of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band perform at Preservation Hall on 726 St. Peter Street in the French Quarter, and tour around the world for more than 150 days a year.
Preservation Hall’s doors were closed through the fall and winter of 2005 due to Hurricane Katrina. Although the building remained shut until spring of 2006, the band continued to tour while the Hall was closed.
They join Flight of the Conchords, Norah Jones, Ray LaMontagne, Father John Misty, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Amy Helm and others at the 2016 festival here in Newport, RI.