Saturday, December 12, 2015

Preservation Hall, New Orleans, November 2015

Preservation Hall is the Mecca for lovers of traditional New Orleans Jazz of the early 20th century. I had visited Preservation Hall in the 1990s and was keen to go again. It is just a tiny room where you are packed in, close to the players and the rest of the audience. I'm sure the hall has not seen a lick of paint in the last half century. But the music is not to be missed. We lined up on one night but could not get in and so went another night, queuing for an hour to listen to one of their one hour long concerts. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band travels widely, but there is nothing to compare with listening in the Hall itself.

On the street

Waiting for the musicians
After the concert.  

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