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Published on Apr 8, 2011
Preservation Hall Jazz Band, with Marcia Ball. Guthrie Theater Minneapolis Mn. March 14th 2011. The 50-year-old New Orleans institution recorded its landmark album "Sweet Emma Barrett & Her Preservation Hall Band" in 1964 at the old Guthrie Theater. For many years, leader/tuba player Ben Jaffe, son of the the couple who opened Preservation Hall in the Crescent City in 1961, has wanted to pay tribute to that breakthrough album. Marcia Ball was on board to take Barrett's role as PHJB recreates "Sweet Emma Barrett"