The Preservation Hall Jazz Band celebrates 60 years of New Orleans music at the Ridgefield Playhouse on September 3

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The legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band celebrates 60 years of New Orleans music on Friday, September 3 at the Ridgefield Playhouse from 7:30 p.m. Buy your tickets here.

Led by Ben Jaffe on bass and tuba, the group lives and breathes New Orleans history. While the standards and traditional New Orleans jazz repertoire remain at the heart of his preoccupations, he has transformed himself into a dynamic ambassador of the city, exploring original compositions and Afro-Cuban rhythms, while collaborating with artists beyond the spectrum of jazz.

From sharing festival stages with greats like Stevie Wonder, Elvis Costello, the Grateful Dead, My Morning Jacket, Arcade Fire and the Black Keys to an appearance on Foo Fighters Sonic Highway’s eighth studio album – PHJB is redefining the music of the New Orleans.

During the show, ticket holders can participate in a special silent auction to raise money for the Kitty Rosa Preservation Fund. Kitty, who died in 2014 at the age of 92, was passionate about the arts and was instrumental in launching the Ridgefield Playhouse as well as preserving the look and feel of the town of Ridgefield. She was founder of the Keeler Tavern Museum and chair of the Historic District Commission. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band was one of his favorite bands.

Visit GALLO for pre-show dinner and enjoy a complimentary glass of house wine with your entry when you present your tickets!

EventVIP Party Pass available! Includes priority parking and free house wine and beer from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.! Available for $ 50 by calling the ticket office 203.438.5795!

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