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Monday, August 19
7:30 PM
Regular General Admission:
$57.75 Adv / $68.00 Door
Gold Circle:
$73.00 Adv / $83.00 Door
Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Preservation Hall Jazz Band at the Rio Theatre

6:30 PM
No Comps
All Ages
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At a moment when musical streams are crossing with unprecedented frequency, it’s crucial to remember that throughout its history, New Orleans has been the point at which sounds and cultures from around the world converge, mingle, and resurface, transformed by the Crescent City’s inimitable spirit and joie de vivre. Nowhere is that idea more vividly embodied than in the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, which has held the torch of New Orleans music aloft for more than 60 years, all the while carrying it enthusiastically forward as a reminder that the history they were founded to preserve is a vibrantly living history.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band marches that tradition forward once again on So It Is. The album redefines what New Orleans music means today by tapping into a sonic continuum that stretches back to the city’s Afro-Cuban roots, through its common ancestry with the Afrobeat of Fela Kuti the Fire Music of Pharoah Sanders and John Coltrane, and forward to cutting-edge artists with whom the Preservation Hall Jazz Band have shared festival stages from Coachella to Newport, including legends like Stevie Wonder, Elvis Costello, Beck, The Foo Fighters, My Morning Jacket, and the Black Keys.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band Website 
Sponsored by Universal Audio
(Ticket Includes 5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax)


Rio Theatre
1205 Soquel Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95062 United States
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