Preservation Hall Jazz Band
and New Orleans icon Allen Toussaint will join forces for the first time ever
for an evening of legendary music making. Preservation Hall was founded in 1961 to promote traditional New Orleans
jazz in all its authenticity. Legendary players like George Lewis, Sweet Emma
Barrett and Kid Thomas Valentine, all rooted in the formative years jazz, were
its original stars. That generation is long gone now, yet the hall is still in
business and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band continues to tour the world.
Creative Director Ben Jaffe, is carrying on a family tradition
started by his parents, Allan and Sandra Jaffe, who were instrumental in founding
the Hall and turning it into an internationally known cultural icon. In recent
years, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band (PHJB) has performed and recorded with a
wide array of musicians, ranging from groups like My Morning Jacket, Tom Waits,
Merle Haggard, Pete Seeger, and the Del McCoury Band. The culmination of this
collaborative effort was the sellout 50th anniversary concert that the PHJB
hosted at Carnegie Hall in January 2012.
Allen Toussaint (born January 14, 1938) is
an American musician, songwriter and record producer, and one of the most
influential figures in New Orleans R&B. He has produced, written for,
arranged, had his songs covered by, and performed with music giants The Judds,
Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Elvis Costello, Patti LaBelle, Mac "Dr.
John" Rebennack, Aaron and Art Neville, Joe Cocker, The (original) Meters,
Glen Campbell, The Band, Little Feat, The Rolling Stones, Devo, Ernie K-Doe,
Lee Dorsey, Irma Thomas, Etta James, Ramsey Lewis, Eric Gale and countless
others. His songs/productions have been featured in numerous films, including but
not limited to, Casino, Moulin Rouge, and Maid in Manhattan. He served as
Musical Director for the off Broadway play, Staggerlee, which won the
prestigious Outer Circle Critics Award.
How to Purchase Tickets
|Tickets - General Admission
| Youth (18 & under)
| Artist Series Subscribers
| Pick 4+ Package
| BSU Students
Purchase Tickets - On sale Monday, August 11 at 10 a.m.
For More Information
Preservation Hall Jazz Band Website
Allen Toussaint Website
Preservation Hall Jazz Band Channel - YouTube
Call the Emens box office at 765-285-1539.
Emens Website - Home
Dates/times subject to change.