A Festival favorite returns when Preservation Hall Jazz Band brings the sounds of the Big Easy back to the Grove. Local group The Stone Foxes open the show with a roadhouse-ready sound steeped in gritty blues. This performance is made possible with support from The Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund.
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band derives its name from Preservation Hall, the venerable music venue located in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter, founded in 1961 by Allan and Sandra Jaffe. The band has traveled worldwide spreading their mission to nurture and perpetuate the art form of New Orleans Jazz.
Whether performing at Carnegie Hall or Lincoln Center, for British Royalty or the King of Thailand, this music embodies a joyful, timeless spirit. Under the auspices of current director, Ben Jaffe, the son of founders Allan and Sandra, Preservation Hall continues with a deep reverence and consciousness of its greatest attributes in the modern day as a venue, band, and record label.
The Stone Foxes
Bay Area band The Stone Foxes have been winning fans with their roadhouse-ready blues and rock sound since 2005. Featuring brothers Shannon and Spence Koehler, along with Aaron Mort, the band counts among its influences the iconic rock bands of the late 60s and early 70s like The Band, Aerosmith, and Led Zeppelin.
The Stone Foxes released their self-titled debut album in 2008 and followed up in 2011 with Bears & Bulls. Their cover of Slim Harpo's "I'm A King Bee" was featured in the national ad campaign for Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey and they have performed at venues around the country, including opening for The Black Keys last year.
About the Stern Grove Festival
Stern Grove Festival Association is a non-profit organization committed to providing the people of the Bay Area with admission-free access to diverse performing arts.
Every year since 1938, the organization presents Stern Grove Festival, an admission-free performing arts series, in Sigmund Stern Grove, a beautiful outdoor amphitheater located at 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard in San Francisco.