Preservation Hall Jazz Band brings the flavor of New Orleans to Georgia come to life [Watch]
On Saturday, December 26, more than 50 artists and hundreds of thousands of viewers from around the world gathered to Georgia comes to life, a virtual music festival to promote voter turnout in Georgia’s second round of senatorial elections on January 5, 2021, which saw a record turnout.
One of the many long-standing musical institutions participating in the nine-hour live broadcast marathon was the New Orleans Jazz Band. Preservation Hall Jazz Band, which served a pair of performances. First, saxophonist / clarinetist Charlie gabriel took the helm of Pres Hall’s staple “Come with Me”, a hot-jazz love letter to Crescent City that seems straight out of the 1950s. For the band’s second song, the saxophonist Clint maedgen picked up the mic for a moving read of Charles Mose Brown and Gene C. ReddThe holiday favorite of “Please come home for Christmas”, adding a little extra seasonal cheer to the post-holiday festivities.
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Even beyond the band’s performance, the Preservation Hall team helped Georgia Comes Alive raise funds for election organizations in Georgia by gifting a lucky donor a private two-song Zoom performance by a band member and Pres Hall Prize Pack including Mini Bluetooth Speaker, Personalized Tambourine, Stickers, Patches, Wine Glass and more via Fandiem.
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Preservation Hall Jazz Band – “Come With Me”, “Please Go Home For Christmas” – Georgia Comes Alive
Preservation Hall Jazz Band joined over 50 other artists and speakers as part of Georgia Comes Alive, presented by Live for live music in partnership with the nonprofit voter registration Number of heads. The streaming marathon event, powered by Nugs.TV and More 1, has generated more than $ 170,000 in funds for popular electoral organizations like Civic Georgia and Georgian Coalition for the Popular Agenda who worked on the ground to bring Georgians to the polls. For more information on Georgia Comes Alive, visit GeorgiaComesAlive.com.