Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Preservation Hall Jazz Band (Courtesy of Clark Art)

WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute welcomes the Preservation Hall Jazz Band on Friday, June 28 at 8 p.m.

This concert was originally scheduled for Feb. 8, but was postponed due to weather.

The band derives its name from Preservation Hall, the venerable music venue located in the heart of New Orleans's French Quarter which is its home base.

The band -- fresh off a Grammy Awards show appearance with the Black Keys and Dr. John -- has traveled worldwide and is celebrating its 50th year of concert tour performances.

The band's long history includes members who performed with early pioneers of the jazz form, including Buddy Bolden, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, and Bunk Johnson. The equally illustrious roster of band leaders includes Willie and Percy Humphrey, De De and Billie Pierce, Sweet Emma Barrett, and Wendall and John Brunious.

Advance tickets are $42 ($38 members and students), or $45 at the door. Reservations can be made online at clarkart.edu or by phone at (413) 458-0524.

Guests will also have the opportunity to enjoy a three-course pre-concert dinner at 6 p.m. in the Clark Café. Cost is $27 per person (does not include beverage, tax, or gratuity). Reservations are required; space is limited. For reservations, call (413) 458-0524 or email Maria Gamari at mgamari@clarkart.edu.


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