This weekend, famed New Orleans outfit Preservation Hall Jazz Band will perform full livestream shows from their storied home venue for the very first time. The livestreams, billed as Preservation Hall Presents: ‘Round Midnight Preserves with Preservation Hall and Friends, will feature guest appearances by Durand Jones (4/30) and Ivan Neville (5/1). The free, two-night livstream run will air exclusively via The Relix Channel on Twitch.
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s first-ever livestream performances from Preservation Hall will be free to view, however donations made during both streams will support the Preservation Hall Foundation’s efforts to protect, preserve, and perpetuate New Orleans music, foster music education opportunities for teachers and students, and continue to provide emergency financial relief to Preservation Hall’s 60-member musical collective.
Last year, Preservation Hall held its first iteration of the ‘Round Midnight Preserves livestream. Hosted by Preservation Hall’s Ben Jaffe and directed by longtime Hall collaborator and friend Danny Clinch, the 2020‘Round Midnight Preserves streams featured unseen archived collaborations with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band as well as new performances from special guests and collaborators including Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Irma Thomas, Dave Matthews, Jon Batiste, Jim James, PJ Morton, Nathaniel Rateliff, and others.
Preservation Hall Jazz Band recently contributed some holiday cheer to Live For Live Music‘s virtual music festival Georgia Comes Alive. Relive the band’s performances of “Come With Me” featuring lead vocals by Charlie Gabriel and “Please Come Home For Christmas” featuring lead vocals by Clint Maedgen and here.
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