Preservation Hall Foundation

The Preservation Hall Foundation protects, preserves, and perpetuates the musical traditions and heritage of New Orleans. Through music education, outreach, historical archiving, and support for their musical collective, the Preservation Hall Foundation strives to create greater awareness and appreciation for Traditional New Orleans Jazz and the communities that support it.

The Preservation Hall Foundation’s primary activity is to serve the next generation of New Orleans musicians and listeners through their education programs. They serve at-risk youth at schools, detention centers, and community centers in the Greater New Orleans area. The core constituency of their music students are elementary and secondary-schoolers, for whom they subsidize or completely underwrite the cost of weekly music classes, field trips, and educational resources. They focus on providing experiential settings for students to learn by playing and through lasting mentorship from musicians in the Preservation Hall Musical Collective.

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