Preservation Hall

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About Us

New Orleans’ Preservation Hall was established in 1961 to honor one of America’s truest art forms – Traditional New Orleans Jazz. Operating as a music venue, a touring band, and a non-profit organization, Preservation Hall continues its mission today as a cornerstone of New Orleans music and culture.

In addition to rejuvenating the music, Preservation Hall engages with the New Orleans cultural community emphasizing education and social programming. Persevering through the hardships of Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill, the Preservation Hall team created and supported organizations such as The Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program and the New Orleans Musician’s Hurricane Relief Fund (NOMHRF), in addition to partnering with local institutional partners such as The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, and the Make It Right Foundation.

Launched in 2011, the Preservation Hall Foundation supports music education, academic research, historical archiving and promotional outreach campaigns to create greater awareness and appreciation for Traditional New Orleans Jazz and the communities that support it. The Foundation’s mission is “to protectpreserve, and perpetuate the musical traditions and heritage of New Orleans."