Andrew Hall's Society Jazz Band played the inaugural notes at the Maple Leaf Bar on opening day, February 24, 1974. On April 8th, the band will play a free show from 8-10pm.
Hall is a versatile musician who has played with the legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Dr John, Olympia Brass Band, George Melly, Chris Barber, Acker Bilk and many leading R&B musicians playing with musicians from the Crescent City.
He presents his fascinating perspective on the colourful heritage of all aspects of New Orleans and its music in a lively, entertaining performance featuring a repertoire of great songs, peppered with amusing anecdotes and recollections.
Andrew’s own band has been featured at the prestigious New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival for three decades and he has enjoyed the media spotlight over the years, appearing on BBC TV, Good Morning America, Time magazine and in Japanese-made documentaries on New Orleans.