"Big Shot" Reserved Seating for Preservation Hall 8, 9, and 10pm Concerts, The Preservation Hall All Stars, featuring Will Smith
726 St. Peter Street
New Orleans, LA, 70116
Doors 8:00 PM (event ends at 11:00 PM)
"Big Shot" Reserved Seating for Preservation Hall 8, 9, and 10pm Concerts
Enjoy the best in Traditional New Orleans Jazz from the most preferred seats in the Hall; the only reserved seating available at Preservation Hall. Availability for our BIG SHOT seating is limited and we encourage booking in advance. (GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY AT THE DOOR ON THE NIGHT OF PERFORMANCE ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS.) Nightly performances begin at 8:15, 9:15 and 10:15.
The Preservation Hall All Stars, featuring Will Smith
The Preservation Hall All Stars featuring Will Smith
Will Smith grew up in Preservation Hall, where his sister Dodie Smith-Simmons worked, and his brother-in-law, trumpeter John “kid” Simmons, sometimes played.
Will used to help push Sweet Emma’s wheelchair to the car when her son came to pick her up, and most of the time she said something mean. “She was a real cantankerous old broad, but she was a great entertainer who captivated the audience.”
His parents eventually bought him a trumpet, and it’s been traditional New Orleans jazz ever since; Will’s never wanted to play another genre. The musicians Will grew up with and who influenced him – people like Percy Humphrey, Ernie Cagnolatti, Kid Thomas Valentine, De De Pierce – remain a part of his musical fiber, and a part of his sound. In 1975, Will joined the Fairview Baptist Church Brass Band, led by legendary stringman Danny Barker, and he’s played and toured with numerous traditional brass bands including the Storyville Stompers and Harold Dejan’s Olympia Brass Band, as well as the “Doc” Pauline, Chosen Few, Treme, Tornado, Lil Rascals, and Pinstripe Brass bands.
Leader bios were pulled from interviews conducted and published by Eve Abrams in the book 'Preservation Hall.'
To purchase the book, visit Preservation Hall's store at: http://preservationhall.portmerch.com/stores/product.php?productid=18287&cat=519&page=1
Enjoy the best in Traditional New Orleans Jazz from the best seat in the Hall - right next to the band! The only advanced seating available at Preservation Hall, availability of our BIG SHOT SPOTS is limited to eight seats per set. (GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY AT THE DOOR ON THE NIGHT OF PERFORMANCE: FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED.) Sets begin at 8:15, 9:15 and 10:15.
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