Preservation Hall Jazz Band set to play Pittsburg
PITTSBURG — The Preservation Hall Jazz Band will perform at the California Theatre at 8 p.m. April 15 at 351 Ralroad Ave.
The band derives its name from Preservation Hall, the venerable music venue in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter, founded in 1961 by Allan and Sandra Jaffe. The band has traveled worldwide spreading its mission to nurture and perpetuate the art form of New Orleans Jazz. 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 PHJB began touring in 1963 and for many years there were several bands successfully touring under the name Preservation Hall. Many of the band’s charter members performed with the pioneers who invented jazz in the early twentieth century including Buddy Bolden, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, and Bunk Johnson. Band leaders over the band’s history include the brothers Willie and Percy Humphrey, husband and wife Billie and De De Pierce, famed pianist Sweet Emma Barrett, and in the modern-day Wendell and John Brunious. These founding artists and dozens of others passed on the lessons of their music to a younger generation who now follow in their footsteps like the current lineup.
Tickets are $44 each. For more information, call 925-427-1611 or go to www.pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com
‘Once Upon a Mattress’ continues this week
ANTIOCH — Deer Valley Academy of Performing Arts presents “Once Upon a Mattress,” Friday and Saturday at the school theater at 4700 Lone Tree Way.
This spirited comedy, tells the “true” story of “The Princess and the Pea,” in a kingdom where no one can get married until their prince finds his true princess. When one couple finds themselves needing to marry in a hurry, the search for a princess is on with hilarious results.
Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday.
Tickets for online, reserved seating are $10 for general admission, $8 for students and $5 for children under 10. Tickets available at the door are $12 for general admission, $10 for students and $7 for children under 10. For more information or reservations, visit http://dvhs-Antioch-ca.schoolloop.com/dvapa.
Student art show at Lynn House Gallery
ANTIOCH — Students from Antioch Unified School District will showcase their original artwork at the Lynn House Gallery.
The Arts4Schools Program is sponsored by the Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch, the city of Antioch and a Cal Pine and Keller Canyon Mitigation Fund Grant from Contra Costa County Supervisor Federal Glover. In addition to sponsoring the gallery exhibit, the grant provides $500 to each participating school to be used for art and cultural supplies and educational endeavors.
The exhibit includes art from Mission and Sutter elementary schools through April 1; Kimball and Turner elementary schools, April 16 through May 6; Black Diamond and Dallas Ranch middle schools, May 17-27.
For more information about each exhibit, call Diane Gibson-Gray at 925-779-7018 or email Diane@Art4Antioch.org. …
Source:: East Bay – Entertainment