Preservation Hall Jazz Band to bring high-energy performance Nov. 2

Performing Arts Series Concert: Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Date and Time: Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Goshen College Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall
Tickets: $45, $40, $30. Tickets available online at or at the Box Office (, 574.535.7566).

The prolific Preservation Hall Jazz Band will be taking the stage in Sauder Concert Hall on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Performing Arts Series.

Founded in the early 1960’s by tuba player Alan Jaffe, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band has held the torch of New Orleans music aloft for more than 50 years, while also carrying it enthusiastically forward as a reminder that the history they were founded to preserve remains vibrant.

The current band features seven members, playing clarinet, saxophone, bass, tuba, trombone, drums, piano and trumpet.

The septet’s second release, “So It Is,” features all-new original music. Released in 2017, the album actively redefines what New Orleans music means in the modern age. It taps into a sonic continuum stretching back to the city’s Afro-Cuban roots, though its common ancestry with Fela Kuti’s Afrobeat and the Fire Music of Pharoah Sanders and John Coltrane, and forward to cutting-edge artists with whom Preservation Hall Jazz Band has shared festival stages, from Coachella to Newport. These artists include Stevie Wonder, Elvis Costello, the Grateful Dead and the Black Keys.

Throughout its history, New Orleans has been the point at which sounds and cultures from around the world converge, mingle, and resurface. Nowhere is that idea more vividly embodied than in the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

Tickets for this performance are $45, $40 and $30. They can be purchased online at or at the Goshen College Box Office (, 574.535.7566).