Dinner and jazz night
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WILLIAMSTOWN, MA- Just four days shy of Mardi Gras, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute warmly welcomes Louisiana’s Preservation Hall Jazz Band on Friday, February 8, at 8 pm.

A three-course dinner preceding the concert will be served at 6 pm in the Clark Café. Cost is $27 per person (does not include beverage, tax or gratuity).

Rolling Stone, in a recent music review, said Preservation Hall Jazz Band “shines like a beacon of New Orleans jazz, celebrating the unique artistic culture and music form of the Crescent City.” The band derives its name from Preservation Hall, the venerable music venue located in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter and founded in 1961 by Allan and Sandra Jaffe. The band has traveled worldwide, spreading their mission to nurture and perpetuate the art form of New Orleans jazz.

PHJB began touring in 1963. Band leaders over the PHJB’s history include the brothers Willie and Percy Humphrey, husband and wife De De and Billie Pierce, famed pianist Sweet Emma Barrett, and Wendall and John Brunious. These founding artists and dozens of others passed on the culture of their music to a younger generation that now follows in their footsteps.

Reservations are required; space is limited. For reservations call (413) 458-0524 or email Maria Gamari at mgamari@clarkart.edu.Advance tickets are $42 ($38 members and students) or $45 at the door.
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