NEWS : THU, JUN 28, 2018 at 8:55 AM

Sub Pop Signs The Legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band, With Plans To Release New Material Next Year + Shares 2018 Tour Dates

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[Photo credit: Danny Clinch]

We are so fucking stoked to welcome the legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band to the Sub Pop roster! The band will release new music sometime in the new year, and starting today, So It Is, the group’s 2017 release, and That’s It!, their 2013 effort, are both now available digitally from Sub Pop. 
At a moment when musical streams are crossing with unprecedented frequency, it’s crucial to remember that throughout its history, New Orleans has been the point at which sounds and cultures from around the world converge, mingle, and resurface, transformed by the Crescent City’s inimitable spirit and joie de vivre. Nowhere is that idea more vividly embodied than in the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, which has held the torch of New Orleans music aloft for more than 50 years, all the while carrying it enthusiastically forward as a reminder that the history they were founded to preserve is  a vibrantly living history. 

If you don’t already, now is the time to follow Preservation Hall Jazz Band absolutely everywhere including:  Spotify  |  Apple  |  Facebook  |  Instagram  |  Twitter  |

So It Is  Spotify Apple

So It Is (2017) finds the classic Preservation Hall Jazz Band sound invigorated by a number of fresh influences, not  least  among them the band’s 2015 life-changing trip to Cuba. 

A visit to the island, so integral to the evolution of jazz and 
New Orleans culture in general, had long  been in the works when 
President Obama’s diplomatic opening suddenly allowed for  a more extensive  journey than  had  originally seemed  possible. Producer David Sitek, a founder of art rock innovators TV on the Radio who has helmed projects by Kelis, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Santigold among others, offered both a keen modern perspective and a profound respect for the band’s storied history. 

So It Is
1. So It Is
2. Santiago
3. Innocence
4. La Malanga
5. Convergence
6. One Hundred Fires
7. Mad

That’s It!  Spotify Apple

Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s That’s It! (2013) is an eclectic album that draws on the collective experience of players nurtured in the New Orleans tradition but determined to build something fresh and exciting on that foundation. It marks an important milestone in PHJB Creative Director Ben Jaffe’s crusade to carry forward the Hall’s original mission while making it relevant to today’s audiences.”For his part, co-producer Jim James is convinced that the PHJB has a future as vibrant as its past: “The music will speak forever,” he says. “Will people stop listening to Beethoven? Will people stop listening to Bob Dylan? Will people stop listening to the Preservation Hall Jazz Band?”

That’s it!
1. That’s It!
2. Dear Lord (Give Me The Strength)
3. Come With Me 
4. Sugar Plum
5. Rattlin’ Bones
6. I Think I Love You 
7. August Nights
8. Halfway Right
9. Halfway Wrong
10. Yellow Moon
11. The Darker It Gets 
12. Emmalena’s Lullaby

Preservation Hall Jazz Band Tour Dates

Preservation Hall Jazz Band previously announced tour schedule for 2018 spans July 3rd-November 17th. Along the way, the band will join Trombone Shorty’s “Voodoo Threauxdown” tour August 2nd-September 22nd. 

Jul. 03 - Montreal, QC - Montreal Jazz Fest
Jul. 21 - Martindale, TX - Float Fest
Jul. 26 - North Stonington, CT - Jonathan Edwards Winery
Jul. 27 - Patchogue, NY - Patchogue Theater
Jul. 28 - Camden, NJ - XPoNential Music Festival
Jul. 29 - Newport, RI - Newport Folk Festival
Aug. 02 - Bethlehem, PA - Musikfest*
Aug. 03 - Baltimore, MD - Pier Six Pavilion*
Aug. 04 - Boston, MA - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion*
Aug. 05 - Islesboro, ME - Weaver’s Bar*
Aug. 07 - Hampton Beach, NY - Hampton Beach Casino*
Aug. 08 - New York, NY - Summerstage*
Aug. 10 - Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa*
Aug. 11 - Bethel, NY - Bethel Woods Center For The Arts*
Aug. 12 - Philadelphia, PA - Penn’s Landing River Stage*
Aug. 14 - Buffalo, NY - Artpark Amphitheatre*
Aug. 16 -  Selbyville, DE - The Freeman Stage at Bayside*
Aug. 17 - Washington, DC - Wolf Trap*
Aug. 18 - Raleigh, NC - North Carolina Museum of Art*
Aug. 19 - Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park Amphitheatre*
Aug. 22 - Grand Rapids, MI - Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheatre*
Aug. 24 - Dayton, OH - Rose Music Center at the Heights*
Aug. 25 - Cincinnati, OH - PNC Pavilion at Riverbend*
Aug. 26 -  Chicago, IL - Ravinia Festival*
Sep. 07 - Jacksonville, OR - Britt Pavilion*
Sep. 08 - Portland, OR - Edgefield*
Sep. 09 - Seattle, WA - Woodland Park Zoo*
Sep. 11 - Missoula, MT - Kettlehouse Amphitheatre*
Sep. 12 - Salt Lake City, UT - Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre*
Sep. 14 - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre*
Sep. 15 - Los Angeles, CA - The Greek Theatre*
Sep. 16 - San Diego, CA - Harrah’s*
Sep. 19 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre*
Sep. 21 - Denver, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre*
Sep. 22 - Taos, NM - Kit Carson Park*
Sep. 29 - Asbury Park, NJ - See Hear Now
Nov. 17 - Corning, NY - Auditorium of the Corning Museum
*w/ Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown

Posted by Rachel White