The legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band is celebrating 60 years of New Orleans music on Friday, September 3 at The Ridgefield Playhouse beginning at 7:30 pm. Purchase tickets here.
Led by Ben Jaffe on bass and tuba, the band is living, breathing New Orleans history. While standards and traditional New Orleans jazz repertoire remain its core focus, it has transformed into a vibrantly cross-pollinated ambassador for the city, exploring original compositions and Afro-Cuban rhythms, while collaborating with artists beyond the jazz spectrum.
From sharing festival stages with greats including Stevie Wonder, Elvis Costello, the Grateful Dead, My Morning Jacket, Arcade Fire, and the Black Keys to a guest appearance on the Foo Fighters’ eighth studio album Sonic Highway – PHJB is redefining New Orleans music.
At the show, ticket holders can participate in a special silent auction to raise money for the Kitty Rosa Preservation Fund. Kitty, who passed away in 2014 at the age of 92, had a passion for the arts and was instrumental in helping launch The Ridgefield Playhouse as well as preserving the look and feel of the town of Ridgefield. She was a founder of the Keeler Tavern Museum and a chairperson of the Historic District Commission. Preservation Hall Jazz Band was one of her favorite bands.
Visit GALLO for dinner before the show and enjoy a complimentary glass of house wine with your entrée when you present your tickets!