Legendary ambassadors of traditional New Orleans jazz and music, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2021 and performs at 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 band for the largest Preservation Hall collective of New Orleans musicians and the Preservation Hall Foundation. Over the years, the band has infused its repertoire with collaborations beyond jazz. One of their recent projects, the original documentary “A Tuba to Cuba”, brings to life compositions created from 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 serves to preserve The Ridgefield Playhouse in honor of Rosa’s efforts to launch the theater. There will also be a free wine tasting in the lobby at 6:30 p.m. for ticket holders. A special VIP pass is available which includes priority parking and free house wine and beer from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
A limited number of tickets remain and can be purchased on the Ridgefield Playhouse event page or by calling the box office at (203)-438-5795. Don’t miss an exciting opportunity to explore the authentic sounds of the French Quarter right here in the Northeast!
Preservation Hall Jazz Band Tour Dates:
September 2, 2021: The McKittrick Hotel, New York, NY
September 3, 2021: Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, Connecticut
September 5, 2021: Greenwich Town Day, Greenwich, CT
Sep 11, 2021 – Sep 12, 2021: Park City Song Summit, Park City, UT
October 1, 2021 – October 3, 2021: Gasparilla Music Festival, Tampa, Florida
November 18, 2021 – November 21, 2021: SFJAZZ Center, San Francisco, CA
March 2, 2022 – March 5, 2022: One Big Holiday, Cancún, Mexico (with My Morning Jacket)
May 6, 2022: Orpheum Theater New Orleans, LA (with special guests TBA + Preservation Hall Legacy Band)
June 10, 2022: Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO (with The Revivalists)