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Preservation Hall Jazz Band marks 50 years at fest

May 7, 2012 • Entertainment


In this Saturday, May 5, 2012 photo, audience members “second-line” as the Preservation Hall Jazz Band performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. For five decades, Preservation Hall has served up New Orleans jazz for music lovers the world over. The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, on its closing weekend, marked that achievement by showcasing the world-renowned Preservation Hall Jazz Band in concert twice. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Preservation Hall Jazz Band on Sunday marked its 50th anniversary with a jam session at New Orleans’ Jazz Fest featuring a number of old friends.

On Sunday, the band closed the festival’s Gentilly Stage with friends including Allen Toussaint, Trombone Shorty, the Rebirth Brass Band and Jazz Fest founder George Wein.

In a rare performance, the 86-year-old Wein introduced the band then played piano on their Login to read more

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