Legendary ambassadors of traditional New Orleans jazz and music, Preservation Hall Jazz Band is celebrating their 60th anniversary in 2021 and are making their way to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, September 3. The band is led by Ben Jaffe (bass/sousaphone) whose father founded the band in 1961, and is the touring group of the larger Preservation Hall collective of New Orleans musicians and Preservation Hall Foundation. Over the years the band has infused its repertoire with collaborations extending beyond jazz. A recent project of theirs, original documentary ‘A Tuba to Cuba,’ brings to life compositions created out of the band’s trips to Cuba.
Ticket holders for Friday’s show can participate in a silent auction to raise money for the Kitty Rosa Preservation Fund, which goes toward preserving The Ridgefield Playhouse in honor of Rosa’s efforts in launching the theater. There will also be a complimentary wine tasting in the lobby at 6:30pm for ticketholders. A special VIP Party Pass is available, which includes priority parking and free house wine and beer from 6:00 to 6:30pm.
A limited number of tickets remain and can be purchased from the Ridgefield Playhouse event page or by calling the box office at (203)-438-5795. Don’t miss out on an exciting opportunity to explore the genuine sounds of the French Quarter right here in the Northeast!
Preservation Hall Jazz Band Tour Dates:
Sep 2, 2021: The McKittrick Hotel, New York, NY
Sep 3, 2021: Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT
Sep 5, 2021: Greenwich Town Party, Greenwich, CT
Sep 11, 2021 – Sep 12, 2021: Park City Song Summit, Park City, UT
Oct 1, 2021 – Oct 3, 2021: Gasparilla Music Festival, Tampa, FL
Nov 18, 2021 – Nov 21, 2021: SFJAZZ Center, San Francisco, CA
Mar 2, 2022 – Mar 5, 2022: One Big Holiday, Cancún, Mexico (with My Morning Jacket)
May 6, 2022: Orpheum Theater New Orleans, LA (featuring special guests TBA + Preservation Hall Legacy Band)
Jun 10, 2022: Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO (with The Revivalists)