Preservation Hall Jazz Band have shared a new song, “Kreyol,” off the soundtrack to the forthcoming documentary A Tuba to Cuba.
Recalling his time in Cuba, bandleader Ben Jaffe said of the new song, “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.”
A Tuba to Cuba follows Jaffe as he traces his roots to Havana, explores Cuban soundscapes and collaborates with fellow musicians of all stripes.
Preservation Hall Jazz Band also have quite a few tour dates on their calendar – not to mention their required and beloved presence at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
For more information about Preservation Hal Jazz Band visit their official website.
Listen to “Kreyol” and check out the band’s upcoming tour dates below:
Preservation Hall Jazz Band Tour
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