Preservation Hall Jazz Band live in concert.
ON TOUR

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

11
critic concert reviews
jazz

How Good Are They LIVE?

Live Rating  

74
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11
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LAST 12 MONTHS RATING  
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Critic Consensus

Based on 11 concert reviews, the critic consensus is that Preservation Hall Jazz Band is rated as an enjoyable live performer, though not exceptional overall. Preservation Hall Jazz Band concert reviews describe live shows and performances as joyous and harmonious.

ON TOUR

Fair Grounds Race Course, New Orleans, United States (April 25)

Latest release

Holiday (December 2, 2022)

artist info

GENRE
jazz
ORIGIN
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States (1961 - present)
BIO
Preservation Hall was started in the early 1960's by a Californian named Ken Mills assisted by a lady by the name of Barbara Reid. Mills was a jazz buff who wanted to get the older musicians playing in public again and, of course, record them.
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CRITIC concert REVIEWS

Austin 360 (USA)

March 15, 2018
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Louisiana is complex, but there’s a simple sense of freedom and joy in the music of its most famous city.

The Key (USA)

July 29, 2017
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The Band has been around since 1963 during their start in New Orleans’ French Quarter, and over fifty years and several generations later they know how to draw a crowd.

The Key (USA)

July 24, 2016
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Mother Nature gave XPoNential Festival her final warning just a few minutes into the Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s 4:55 p.m

Exclaim (Canada)

July 18, 2016
70
%
While the rain had stopped by the time the world-famous New Orleans ensemble took to the stage it understandably took a bit of time for the crowd to shake off the dampness and warm up.

Louisville Magazine (USA)

March 29, 2015
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Bomhard Theater hosted an appreciative crowd Sunday night, ready to clap, sing, and even dance along with the band members who make up the current Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

The Musical Box (USA)

May 15, 2014
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That was the only count off the veteran New Orleans troupe needed to bring the joyous, harmonious swing of Dippermouth Blues to life.

Pop Press International (USA)

February 24, 2014
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If you’ve never had the privilege of visiting Preservation Hall in New Orleans, here’s what happens. As early as an hour and a half before doors, patrons begin lining up down St. Peter, standing in front of the rugged shutters of windows and weather-worn doors. At 8:00 the doors open and the crowd begins fili

Past critic reviews published in

College Media Journal (USA), Ink 19 (USA)

IMAGE CREDIT

David Kabot [CC BY 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons