Treat yourself to a New Orleans holiday tradition right in Edmonds, as Preservation Hall Jazz Band brings their “Creole Christmas” show to Edmonds Center for the Arts on Thursday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.ec4arts.org or by phone at 425-275-9595. Ticket prices are $15-$35.
Located in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter, Preservation Hall was founded in 1961 by Allan and Sandra Jaffe as a sanctuary to protect and honor New Orleans Jazz, which had lost much of its popularity to modern jazz and rock ‘n roll. The Jaffes wanted a place where New Orleans musicians could play New Orleans Jazz, a style they believed should not disappear. Preservation Hall Jazz Band began touring in 1963 and for many years there were several bands successfully touring under the name Preservation Hall.
Boasting a direct lineage from the earliest incarnations of New Orleans jazz, the current roster of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band features some of the greatest and most historic musicians touring the globe today. These unforgettable, multi-generational players proudly carry on the traditions passed forward from the most prolific jazz heritage on earth. An annual must-see production for New Orleans families since 2005, Preservation Hall Jazz Band began taking their holiday-themed “Creole Christmas” on the road in 2009 and includes season favorites like “Blue Christmas,” “Swinging In A Winter Wonderland,” “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town,” and “The Dreidel Song,” just to name a few.”