NEWS : TUE, JUN 11, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Preservation Hall Jazz Band Announces ‘A Tuba To Cuba Tour’

Recently, Preservation Hall Jazz Band released “Kreyol,” a spirited tune from A Tuba To Cuba, the forthcoming soundtrack to the critically acclaimed documentary directed by T.G. Herrington and Danny Clinch. Listen and share “Kreyol” here.

[photo credit: Josh Goleman]

Preservation Hall Jazz Band has announced their A Tuba To Cuba tour today. The dates add to previously announced performances including Newport Folk Festival, SF Jazz, three-nights in Baltimore at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and more. A special pre-sale will begin on Wednesday, June 12th at 10am local and will end on Thursday, June 13th  at 10pm local. All remaining tickets will go on sale Friday, June 14th at 10am local. For complete details on tickets and VIP packages please visit See below for full dates.

“When we travel to a place like Cuba, not only do we get to share our music, but we also get to experience other music, other traditions, and other’s rituals. It’s a door that we get to walk through and every now and then we get a glimpse behind the curtain. The people we meet become our friends and family. The imprint they leave becomes a part of us and our music, it’s a rare and beautiful thing. Now we get to share that experience with you.” - Ben Jaffe

A Tuba To Cuba follows Ben Jaffe of New Orleans’ famed Preservation Hall Jazz Band as he seeks to fulfill his late father’s dream of retracing their musical roots to the shores of Cuba in search of the indigenous music that gave birth to New Orleans jazz. A Tuba To Cubacelebrates the triumph of the human spirit expressed through the universal language of music and challenges us to resolve to build bridges, not walls. The film is available through Amazon Video, iTunes, DirecTV, Google Play, YouTube Movies and more. Check your local service provider for additional listings.
The New York Times says of the film, “This joyous, wide-ranging account of a New Orleans jazz band’s 2015 visit to Cuba is crammed with fascinating facts and toe-tickling tunes.” And the LA Times offers this, “Jaunty, at times poetic chats and drop-ins with many Big Easy and Cuban jazz artists, discussion of their music’s African lineage (the Atlantic slave trade factored in), stirring examples of native instrumentation, and pulsating performances combine with colorful, travelogue-type shots (love those old Cuban theaters) and vivid archival footage to create a vibrant and joyous portrait.”

Preservation Hall Jazz Band Tour Dates:

Jul 05 - Elkhorn, WI - Alpine Valley Music Theatre* 
Jul 06 - Elkhorn, WI - Alpine Valley Music Theatre* 
Jul 28 - Newport, RI - Newport Folk Festival
Aug 02 - Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon
Aug 03 - Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon 
Aug 05 - Folsom, CA - Harris Center For The Arts
Aug 06 - Folsom, CA - Harris Center For The Arts
Aug 08 - San Francisco, CA - SFJAZZ
Aug 09  - San Francisco, CA - SFJAZZ 
Aug 10 - San Francisco, CA - SFJAZZ (7:00PM)
Aug 10 - San Francisco, CA - SFJAZZ (9:30PM)
Aug 11 - San Francisco, CA - SF Jazz Center - Miner Auditorium
Aug 15 - Philadelphia, PA - Old Pool Farm
Aug 16 - Philadelphia, PA - Old Pool Farm
Aug 17 - Philadelphia, PA - Old Pool Farm
Aug 18 - Philadelphia, PA - Old Pool Farm
Aug 24 - Arrington, VA - Lockn’ Music Festival 
Sep 20 - Louisville, KY - Bourbon & Beyond Festival
Sep 21 - Franklin, TN - Pilgrimage Music Festival
Sep 22 - Franklin, TN - Pilgrimage Music Festival
Oct 22 - Ridgefield, CT - The Ridgefield Playhouse^
Oct 23 - Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Center for the Arts^
Oct 24 - New York, NY – The Town Hall^
Oct 25 - Boston, MA - Berklee Performance Center^
Oct 26 - Portsmouth, NH - The Music Hall^
Oct 28 - Montreal, QC - Place des Arts – Theatre Maisoneuve^
Oct 29 - Toronto, ON - Roy Thomson Hall^
Oct 30 - Pittsburgh, PA - Byham Theater^
Nov 01 - Kent, OH - The Kent Stage^
Nov 02 - Goshen, IN - Goshen College Music Center^
Nov 04 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall^
Nov 05 - Saint Paul, MN - Fitzgerald Theater^
Nov 07 - Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre^
Nov 08 - Los Angeles, CA - ACE Hotel
Nov 09 - Phoenix, AZ - Music Theater at MIM^
Nov 11 - Livermore, CA - Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center^
Nov 13 - Chico, CA - CSU Chico - Laxson Auditorium^
Nov 15 - Santa Rosa, CA - Luther Burbank Center for the Arts^
Nov 16 - Arcata, CA - John Van Duzer Theatre  ^
Nov 17 - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall^
Nov 18 - Seattle, WA - Benaroya Hall – Taper Auditorium^
Nov 20 - Santa Cruz, CA - Rio Theatre^
Nov 21 - Santa Barbara, CA - UCSB Campbell Hall^
Nov 22 - San Diego, CA - Wonderfront Music Festival
Nov 29 - Baltimore, MD - Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
Nov 30 - Baltimore, MD - Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
Dec 01 - Baltimore, MD - Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

*with Dave Matthews Band
^with Yusa

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