The world famous Preservation Hall Jazz Band brings the excitement of a Crescent City Christmas party to the Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts stage at 7:30 pm on Saturday, December 14, 2013. The New Orleans-based band will perform “A Creole Christmas,” with jazzy swing that captures the cheerful festival spirit of the French Quarter.
Having performed in Wickenburg once before, the band is back with new energy added to their authentic sound. This special holiday performance will include originals from their latest CD and timeless hits from the band’s traditional repertoire, in addition to Christmas classics. The ensemble adds its unique harmonies and syncopated rhythms to seasonal favorites including “Blue Christmas,” “Swingin’ in a Winter Wonderland,” “Bells will be Ringin’” and “The Dreidel Song” performed New Orleans-style.
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band was established in 1961 to preserve and perpetuate one of America’s truest art forms – traditional New Orleans Jazz. December 2013 marks the tenth year that this venerable group has taken their infectious holiday spirit on the road.
Preservation Hall Jazz Band is on a seemingly unstoppable hot streak over the past few years, and their star is only rising in the wake of the June release of their cameo-packed new album, That’s It. The band has collaborated with a variety of musicians, including the Blind Boys of Alabama, Steve Earle, the Del McCoury Band, Allen Toussaint and King Britt.
Join the Preservation Hall Jazz Band as they celebrate the winter holidays New Orleans style with their wildly popular holiday presentation “Creole Christmas.” Tickets start at $25; $5 for 18 and under. Call the Webb Center’s Box Office at (928)684-6624 to order tickets, or visit the event page here.