Preservation Hall Jazz Band debut “Krevol”

Preservation Hall Jazz Band debut "Krevol." The legendary group, will be touring behind the single, starting April 12th in Cape May, NJ.
Preservation Hall Jazz Band photo by Josh Goleman

Preservation Hall Jazz Band recently shared their new single “Kreyol.” The track is off their Sub Pop release A Tuba To Cuba, and forthcoming soundtrack to the documentary directed by T.G. Herrington and Danny Clinch.

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 Cuba” celebrates the triumph of the human spirit expressed through the universal language of music and challenges us to resolve to build bridges, not walls.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s Ben Jaffe on “Kreyol”

“Every evening in Havana people gather along the waterfront to socialize. I’ve always been taken by the tempo at which people stroll, like New Orleans, there’s a very particular rhythm to their walk. That rhythm was the inspiration for “Kreyol”. In fact, “Kreyol” is the Cuban spelling of “Creole”. You can feel that same Creole influence in New Orleans, it’s one of our many shared connections with Cuba.”

Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Live Dates

Apr. 12 – Cape May, NJ – Exit Zero Jazz Festival
Apr. 14 – Charleston, SC – High Water Festival – Riverfront Park
Apr. 27 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
May 04 – New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theatre **
May 16 – New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore ^
Jul. 05 – Elkhorn, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre*
Jul. 06 – Elkhorn, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre*
Aug. 03- Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon
Aug. 04 – Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon
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. 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

*with Dave Matthews Band
^with Foo Fighters
** with Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats