Preservation Hall Foundation’s Outreach programming supports our mission by extending traditional jazz music and culture outside of New Orleans. The primary ambassadors of Outreach activities are our touring Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Activities include free performances at schools, libraries and other public spaces as well as lectures and master classes in academic and professional settings.
The long-term goal of our Outreach activities is to contribute to the larger body of knowledge and practice that protects the transmission of local cultural traditions worldwide. There are many “indigenous” musical communities that face the dissolution of cultural economies which sustain lives. We realize our position as only one musical culture that requires conscious work to grow and transmit. In creating a model to support the very people who embody New Orleans musical heritage, we want to test and share the strengths of this model with other communities struggling to sustain musical traditions.