NEW ORLEANS (press release) – This Friday, Dec. 6, the countdown to NOCCA’s 50th birthday kicks off with a very special concert by the Preservation All Stars. For this one-night-only event, the band will feature a line-up of outstanding NOCCA alumni, including Kevin Louis and Ronell Johnson. NOCCA Jazz students will also perform.

The concert begins at 8pm in NOCCA’s Lupin Hall. Tickets are available from $15 at

This concert is part of a months-long partnership between The NOCCA Institute and the Preservation Hall Foundation, during which NOCCA Jazz students will receive training from Preservation Hall musicians in Traditional New Orleans Jazz.