The legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band brings the bayou to Bend and celebrates the holidays with their popular “Creole Christmas” show at the Tower Theatre, Wednesday, December 1 at 7:30 pm, as part of Francis, Hansen & Martin’s CenterStage Series.
In a special cross-promotion, Tower ticket holders can take advantage of New Orleans-themed dinners and after-show discounts at Bourbon Street and Marz restaurants the night of the show.
What started as an annual must-see production for New Orleans families in 2005 has become a gumbo-flavored evening of seasonal favorites in cities across America. This is only the second year the venerable French Quarter band has taken their infectious holiday spirit on the road. It’s a joyful and unforgettable night of distinctive music and haunting images that define the spirit and style of New Orleans, from Dixieland standards to holiday classics including “Blue Christmas” and “The Dreidel Song.”
A living legacy from the pioneers who invented jazz, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band has toured the United States and the world for nearly five decades. The band was awarded the 2006 National Medal of Arts by the National Endowment for the Arts. The current lineup of veterans is led by Ben Jaffe, son of Hall co-founder and performer Allan Jaffe.
Upcoming performances in the 2010-11 Francis, Hansen & Martin CenterStage Series include “Forever Plaid,” Arturo Sandoval, and Linda Purl with Lee Lessack. Supporting sponsor of CenterStage is Deschutes Brewery.
The Tower Theatre Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to maintaining and operating the historic theatre and making the best in performing arts available and accessible to all citizens of Central Oregon. Program information, group discounts, gift certificates and individual tickets are available at the Tower Theatre box office, or at www.towertheatre.org.
What: Preservation Hall Jazz Band: A Creole Christmas
When: Wednesday, Dec. 1 – 7:30 pm
Where: Tower Theatre - 835 NW Wall Street - Bend, Oregon
541-317-0700 or TowerTheatre.org