Preservation Hall, New Orleans, Louisiana
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Founded in 1961 to protect and honor New Orleans jazz, Preservation Hall is a musical venue and among the top tourist attractions in the French Quarter of Louisiana. Originally built as a private residence in 1750, Preservation Hall is a tavern, inn, photography studio and art gallery containing portraits of the musicians who brought jazz to New Orleans. Traditional New Orleans-style jazz was waning with the introduction of modern jazz and rock and roll. But thanks to Allan and Sandra Jaffe, Preservation Hall’s founders, New Orleans jazz is going strong and the venue is filled to capacity with people who come to listen to veteran musicians in their 70s and 80s as well as and younger musicians. Music lovers and parents who want to introduce their children to traditional jazz can choose from three nightly 45-minute performances. There’s often a line to get inside, which may be worth it to avoid having to sit on the floor if the shows sell out. Preservation Hall is an older building that is not very spacious. Its popularity stems from the tradition and history of New Orleans-style jazz performed by veteran musicians. It is an educational, must-see family attraction.
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This is a family-friendly venue that welcomes all ages. No alcohol is served.
Address: 726 St. Peter St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70116| Map
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Price: Adults & Children: $12 More Info
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Wonderful spot for a wedding
My daughter chose to get married in Preservation Hall, in the wonderful city ofNew Orleans. What a great place to have a wedding. We worked with Debbie Guidry for almost a year, planning the event. It was well worth it. Debbie made my daughter's dream come true! She recommended the food choice, which was perfectly wonderful. Food Art, Inc. could not have done a better job! The Preservation Hall punch was fabulous, the servers was perfect. She also recommended the bakery, which was Haydel's, again a great choice. She also recommended the officiant, Lloyd from Preservation Hall to do the ceremony. We all loved him! His ceremony was lovely. The 6 piece jazz band was remarkable! They kept the music going and the...
LOVE LOVE LOVE the Preservation Hall! My family and I went on a thursday night...we were warned to arrive early so we could actually find a seat but did not follow the warning. Boy did we regret it! Since this place does not have alot of room, there are not alot of space for furniture...as in, there were only a couple of benches. My family and I opted to stand in the back because we didn't want to squeeze onto the floor with some of the audience. Although we were in the back, we still felt the energy of the band! When they started playing their first set, I swear---everyone started getting into the groove! Even my dad, who never really dances, started jiving and snapping along to the beat! Although...
Preservation Hall is a Historic Treasure, the guys are old school legends. I took my daughter for her first visit, she is 16, it was a perfect experience. We made the aquaintence of a French Family visiting from Normandy. The father had visited in 1962 and was so pleased it was ...
This is it, the epicenter of all that is eternally fabulous about the New Orleans jazz scene. A revolving roster of local talent in a building that would probably be condemned in any other town, swinging nightly since 1961. The doors open at 8, but be early, as you'll stand in line. On a Tuesday. Seats are limited, so you'll probably stand, as we did, but that was okay by me, as I could not stop moving anyway. Jason Marsalis (yes, of THAT Marsalis clan...is there no end to the talent in this family?) was drumming the night we went, and I kept time to the beat, clapping, all the way through his drum solo. He blew me a kiss. My exuberance was probably appreciated, as the Asian and Scandinavian tourists that st...
There is so much live jazz in the city, but
You can find jazz all over New Orleans, Bourbon and Frenchman St in particular. But this wasn't really like any of those others. There's no food, drinking, or smoking inside so it might be an opportunity to bring kids and the place felt traditional and historic. B...