American Legacies: Preservation Hall Jazz Band and The Del McCoury Band
Since opening its doors to the public in 1961, it has been the mission of the Preservation Hall to showcase the national treasures of traditional New Orleans jazz music. Forty-eight years later, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band still represents the best opportunity for music fans the world over to experience the planet’s happiest music. 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 Crescent City’s finest and most exciting musicians. These unforgettable, multi-generational players proudly carry on the traditions passed forward from the most prolific jazz heritage on Earth. In February, 2013, the band received the NAACP 2013 Image Award for the release of the 50th Anniversary Collection.
The Del McCoury Band is a world-class bluegrass ensemble that performs original and traditional compositions with eloquent harmonies and “ferocious, purebred musicianship” (USA Today). Holding more than 30 trophies from the International Bluegrass Music Association Awards (including 9 for Entertainer of the Year) and multiple Grammy awards and nominations, they’re the most honored group in bluegrass history, earning the acclaim of colleagues throughout the music industry, ranging from Dierks Bentley to pop star Bjork to jam band favorites Phish. Their fans, many of whom proudly claim the title of “Del- Head,” are equally diverse and unanimously passionate, filling venues from Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center to New Orleans’ Preservation Hall and the Grand Ole Opry.
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