Over 50 years ago, a husband and wife moved to New Orleans and were surprised to find that it was difficult to go out locally and hear live Dixieland jazz. Lovers of culture and the arts - as well as all things New Orleans - the couple opened an art gallery, inviting local musicians to perform at their events, and Preservation Hall was born.
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band (PHJB) 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 spreading their mission to nurture and perpetuate the art form of New Orleans Jazz.
PHJB will perform in collaboration with the Trey McIntrye Project at Louisville's historic Brown Theatre on Broadway on Saturday, December 8. Tickets start at $25 and are on sale through The Kentucky Center box office.