Venue Details

77 Star Starred
North Park Theatre
At 28th Street 2891 University Avenue San Diego, CA 92104
619-239-8836
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Parking on the street for free or in garage for only $5.
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at the Tavern adjacent to theater.
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6 events
3 reviews
5 stars
attended Mar 04 2010

Very entertaining. It was a great opportunity to access the band, as it can be very tough to get a ticket to Preservation Hall in New Orleans.
Seats (Row Q - Right Section) were fine because the venue is so small.

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attended Mar 04 2010

GREAT show - superb musicians, excellent songlist, good audience participation at the end. Only disappointing thing was one could only purchase CD's with cash.

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Website

http://www.preservationhall.com/

Description

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band derives its name from Preservation Hall, the venerable music venue located in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter, founded in 1961 by Allan and Sandra Jaffe. The band has traveled worldwide spreading their mission to nurture and perpetuate the art form of New Orleans Jazz. Whether performing at Carnegie Hall or Lincoln Center, for British Royalty or the King of Thailand, this music embodies a joyful, timeless spirit. Under the auspices of current director, Ben Jaffe, the son of founders Allan and Sandra, Preservation Hall continues with a deep reverence and consciousness of its greatest attributes in the modern day as a venue, band, and record label.

The PHJB began touring in 1963 and for many years there were several bands successfully touring under the name Preservation Hall. Many of the band’s charter members performed with the pioneers who invented jazz in the early twentieth century including Buddy Bolden, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, and Bunk Johnson. Band leaders over the band’s history include the brothers Willie and Percy Humphrey, husband and wife Billie and De De Pierce, famed pianist Sweet Emma Barrett, and in the modern day Wendell and John Brunious. These founding artists and dozens of others passed on the lessons of their music to a younger generation who now follow in their footsteps

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About the Ticket Supplier: Lyric Opera San Diego

Formerly known as San Diego Comic Opera, Lyric Opera San Diego has been bringing accessible, affordable opera and musical theatre productions to San Diego since 1979. The company performs operas and musicals from the European and American tradition, in English, presenting the finest young musical talent available with full orchestra and chorus accompaniment.