UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center (ASC) will present a perfect pairing Saturday, March 9, 2013, with the show American Legacies: Preservation Hall Jazz Band and The Del McCoury Band.
The ASC welcomes two legendary ensembles of American music for one unforgettable evening. Together in concert, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and The Del McCoury Band blend jazz from the streets, music halls and clubs of New Orleans and beyond with bluegrass from rural festivals, auditoriums and the hills of Appalachia. Together these two musical giants create an innovative, yet familiar and inviting, style of music.
The show will kick off at 8 p.m. in the ASC’s Jemison Concert Hall, 1200 10th Ave. South. Tickets are $63.50, $54.50 and $44.50. Call 205-975-2787 or visit www.AlysStephens.uab.edu.
Boasting a direct lineage from the earliest incarnations of New Orleans jazz, the current roster of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band features some of the Crescent City’s finest and most exciting musicians. Whether performing at Carnegie Hall or Lincoln Center, for British royalty or the King of Thailand, this group and their music embody a joyful, timeless spirit.
The Del McCoury Band is a world-class bluegrass ensemble that performs original and traditional compositions with eloquent harmonies. Holding more than 30 trophies from the International Bluegrass Music Association Awards, including nine for Entertainer of the Year, and multiple Grammy awards and nominations, it is the most honored group in bluegrass history, earning the acclaim of colleagues throughout the music industry.