NEW ORLEANS (press release) – As we await the joyous return of live music at Preservation Hall, please join for Round Midnight Preserves 2021 — a free, two-night livestream and fundraiser concert, live from 726 St. Peter St. – featuring the Preservation Hall Jazz Band with Durand Jones and the Indications, and Ivan Neville.
Durand Jones and the Indications, helmed by vocalists in Durand Jones and drummer Aaron Frazer, conjure the dynamism of Jackie Wilson, Curtis Mayfield, AND the Impressions. An aesthetic steeped in the golden, strings-infused dreaminess of early ‘70s soul, the Indications are planted firmly in the present, with the urgency of this moment in time.
Son of the great soul singer Aaron Neville, Ivan Neville is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and singer. He has played with the likes of the Neville Brothers, The Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt and Paula Abdul, as well as leads his own band Dumpstaphunk.
The livestream performance will be free to view, however donations made during both streams will support the Preservation Hall Foundation’s efforts to protect, preserve, and perpetuate New Orleans music, foster music education opportunities for teachers and students, and continue to provide emergency financial relief to Preservation Hall’s 60-member musical collective.
Last year, Preservation Hall held its first iteration of the ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT PRESERVES livestream. Hosted by Preservation Hall’s Ben Jaffe and directed by longtime Hall collaborator and dear friend Danny Clinch, the 2020 ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT PRESERVES featured unseen archived collaborations with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band as well as new performances from special guests and collaborators including Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Irma Thomas, Dave Matthews, Jon Batiste, Jim James, PJ Morton, Nathaniel Rateliff, and others.
Tune in for free at 9PM CT on Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1. You can set a reminder and watch the stream live at TWITCH.TV/THERELIXCHANNEL.
All proceeds raised to benefit the Preservation Hall Foundation Legacy Relief Fund