New Orleans Legends

Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Start: October 11, 2014 8 p.m.
End: October 11, 2014
Location: Emens Auditorium
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Emens Box Office
765-285-1539
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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 
 Adults   $25 
 Youth (18 & under)   $5 
 Artist Series Subscribers   $21 
 Pick 4+ Package   $21 
 BSU Students   $5 


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.

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