WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Preservation Hall Jazz Band will bring its legendary energy to the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute on Friday, June 28 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are available in advance for $42 ($38 for members of the Clark and students), or the day of the performance for $45. Tickets may be purchased online at clarkart.edu or by calling 413-458-0524.
A New Orleans-themed three-course dinner will be served in the Clark Café at 6 p.m. for $27 (does not include beverage, tax, or gratuity). The menu includes either soup or salad, a choice of Southern-inspired entrées, including a chicken and ham jambalaya or blackened catfish with Cajun remoulade, and dessert. Vegetarian options will be available. Space is limited; reservations are required. Call 413-458-0524 or email Maria Gamari at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve.
Perhaps no city in America is more associated with jazz than New Orleans, and few bands are more intimately linked with New Orleans than the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, which has brought New Orleans-style jazz to the world since it began touring fifty years ago.
Now celebrating a half-century on the road, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band was founded in 1963 to keep traditional New Orleans jazz alive. The group is still based in Preservation Hall in New Orleans, a legendary concert venue founded by Allan and Sandra Jaffe in 1961. The band is currently directed by their son, Ben Jaffe.
The group will release their new album That’s It! on July 9, which is the first album of entirely original compositions in the band’s history.
The concert was originally planned for Feb. 8, but was postponed due to severe winter storm conditions.
The Clark is at 225 South St. Information: clarkart.edu or 413-458-2303. The Clark’s library is closed for renovation through Sept. 3.