Preservation Hall Jazz Band Share Title Track “That’s It!”
Performing Two Nights on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon July 8th and 9th
With over fifty years of rich jazz history in their past, Preservation Hall Jazz Band has a legacy that cannot be denied. But looking forward to the future is just as promising, as the band will be releasing its new album That’s It! on July 9th via Legacy Recordings,the band’s first album of new compositions in its entire fifty year history.
Preservation Hall Jazz Band will also be appearing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon for two consecutive nights this July, first as the featured performers on July 8th and with select band members sitting in with The Roots for the entirety of the show on That’s It!’s release day of July 9th.
That’s It! was produced by My Morning Jacket’s Jim James and PHJB’s Ben Jaffe and recorded at The Preservation Hall. As these are all brand-new compositions, band members Ben Jaffe, Charlie Gabriel, Rickie Monie and Clint Maedgen wrote for the album and collaborated with Paul Williams, Dan Wilson and Chris Stapleton on several songs. And record fans should make note: The LP version of That’s It! will be pressed on 180 gram vinyl and includes a full size poster.
That’s It! is an eclectic album that draws on the collective experience of players nurtured in the New Orleans tradition but determined to build something fresh and exciting on that foundation. For his part, producer Jim James is convinced that the PHJB has a future as vibrant as its past: “The music will speak forever,” James says. “Will people stop listening to Beethoven? Will people stop listening to Bob Dylan? Will people stop listening to the Preservation Hall Jazz Band?”
Another exciting new challenge for PHJB is the making of the music video for their first original title track, “That’s It!” In a partnership with Genero.tv, fan filmmakers now have the opportunity to create a music video for the song. Submissions close June 12th, and all the details are available at Genero.tv/preservationhall.
June 8 – River’s Edge Park – Council Bluffs, IA
June 11 – Riverside Park – Muscatine, IA
June 13 – Brucemore – Cedar Rapids, IA
June 14 – LeClaire Park Bandshell – Davenport, IA
June 15 – Bonnaroo – Manchester, TN
June 16 – McGraw-Hill – Dubuque, IA
July 11 – The Apollo – New York, NY
August 7 – Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA
September 22 – Life Is Good Fest – Canton, MA
October 4-5 – Hardly Strictly – San Francisco, CA
Full List of Tour Dates Available HERE