Preservation Hall Jazz Band 50th Anniversary Celebration
with special guests Del McCoury Band and Trey McIntyre Project
July 15 8PM
Grand Sierra Resort Grand Theatre
Tickets: $30, $45 and $60
Sponsored by: IGT and Grand Sierra Resort
Reserve online at Grand Sierra Resort or call 800-648-3568 or purchase in person at the Grand Sierra Resort Box Office with no service fees.
A trio of extraordinary performers in their own right, together they create a seamless blend of soul-lifting traditional harmonies and movement as the high and lonesome sound of the Appalachians meets the hot and lively jazz of New Orleans.
Since opening its doors to the public in 1961, it has been the mission of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band is to showcase the national treasures of traditional New Orleans jazz music. Forty-eight years later, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band still represents the best opportunity for music fans the world over to experience the planet’s happiest music. These unforgettable, multi-generational players proudly carry on the traditions passed forward from the most prolific jazz heritage on earth.
The Del McCoury Band
The Del McCoury Band is a world-class bluegrass ensemble that performs original and traditional compositions with eloquent harmonies and “ferocious, purebred musicianship” (USA Today). 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, they’re the most honored group in bluegrass history. Together in concert, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Del McCoury Band create a seamless blend of soul-lifting traditional harmonies as the high and lonesome sound of the Appalachians meets the hot and lively jazz of New Orleans.
Trey McIntyre Project
Trey McIntyre Project is one of the most sought after choreographers working today having created a canon of more than 90 works for companies such as American Ballet Theatre, Stuttgart Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, New York City Ballet and Ballet de Santiago (Chile). He formed the Trey McIntyre Project in 2008 based in Boise, Idaho. New York Times critic Alastair Macauley said of McIntyre, “…there’s a fertility of invention and a modernity of spirit here that are all Mr. McIntyre’s own,” and the Los Angeles Times said “…there is indeed such a thing as genuine 21st century ballet and it belongs more to this guy from Wichita than any of the over-hyped pretenders from England, France or Russia.” Focusing primarily on Trey McIntyre Project, McIntyre spends his time creating works that explore the human experience in transformative and captivating ways by creating a unique culture for audience members to engage with the work.
Check out Preservation Hall and Trey McIntyre Project in action