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The Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet with The Soul Queen of New Orleans, Miss Irma Thomas, and special guest appearance by The Blind Boys of Alabama

You know you’ve just witnessed an extraordinary performance when the audience gives two standing ovations, one at intermission and one at the end that leads to an encore! Preservation Hall Jazz Band (PHJB) is the only ensemble to receive a double standing ovation in the 33-year history of Celebrity Artist Series when they performed in Mitrani Hall 15 years ago. Celebrity Artist Series is bringing back the Preservation Hall tradition with the Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet. Comprised of some of the most revered alumni of the Hall, many of whom have toured the world with PHJB for decades, the quintet was formed by the Preservation Hall Foundation to help maintain a connection with the venerated Hall’s traditional musical legacy. Joining the tour is Queen of Soul Irma Thomas, a Grammy Award-winning singer with her own rich musical history. She is one of America’s most distinctive and classic singers, a treasure from the golden age of soul music who remains as compelling and powerful now as when she released her first single in 1960. Contributing their own French Quarter flavor, the Blind Boys of Alabama will put in a cameo appearance. Altogether, you will be getting another stimulating evening of New Orleans’ musical royalty.

Date & Time

November 4, 2017


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Adult-$30, Child 12 and Under/BU Student-$15

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