MPAC presents Preservation Hall Jazz Band on November 10



originally published: 10/18/2022

(MORRISTOWN, NJ) – New Orleans game Preservation Room Jazz Band presents “Pass It On – 60th Anniversary Musical Celebration” at the Mayo Performing Arts Center on Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $29 to $69.

The Preservation Hall is a humble and much-loved hall dedicated to preserving the past and future of jazz. It is a worn and beloved space that is physically small but spiritually immense. People from all over the world make pilgrimages there. This fall, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band embarks on its own pilgrimage: a national tour to celebrate the Hall’s 60th anniversary.

At a time when musical currents intersect with unprecedented frequency, it is crucial to remember that New Orleans has been the place where sounds and cultures from around the world converse, mingle and resurface. Nowhere is this idea more embodied than in the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, which has carried the torch of New Orleans music for 60 years, while carrying it with enthusiasm as a reminder that the history they have founded to preserve is a living and vibrant history. .

The band’s mission remains focused on introducing audiences to the ineffable, almost religious experience of channeling their ancestors through the music and culture they inherited from them.

“Touring is part of our ritual,” adds Ben Jaffe, creative director of Preservation Hall. “It’s our tradition. When my parents started touring with the band in the early 60s, they brought something most people didn’t even know existed to stages around the world. It was this wonderful revelation to people that something so beautiful could even exist. People come to Preservation Hall and have transformative experiences, and that’s part of our mission: to get out into the world and make that experience accessible to people.

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Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) is located at 100 South Street in Morristown, New Jersey. MPAC, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, presents a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich and educate the region’s diverse population and enhance the economic vitality of northern New Jersey. The 2022-2023 season is made possible, in part, by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as support received from the FM Foundation Kirby, The White and Irving Laurie Foundation and numerous corporations, foundations and individuals. The Mayo Performing Arts Center was named a 2016 Outstanding Historic Theater by the League of Historic American Theaters and is ranked among the Top 50 Mid-Size Performing Arts Centers by Pollstar Magazine.

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Henry R. Wright