Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Dakota: Jack Brass Band & The Preservation Hall Jazz Band

by Tim K. Snyder

Tonight my friend Ben Durbin and I headed out to The Dakota to break in my A-Train Membership. We were greeted with a handshake and special welcome as A-Train members, and so I felt important and grabbed a couple of seats as The Jack Brass Band was already playin'. A few songs into the set a lady escorted a few gentlemen to a table just a few feet from ours. They looked familiar. Then I saw one was wearing a sweatshirt from Preservational Hall. At that moment I remembered that a friend posted on his facebook profile that Preservation Hall Jazz Band was playing with the Minnesota Orchestra. And sure enough I was right...the current touring Preservation Hall Jazz Band WAS IN THE HOUSE, in the audience. William Smith grabbed a trumpet (come to think of it...where did that even come from...) and joined the band on stage. I snapped this photo and a quick iPhone recording of the whole thing. (this is probably illegal...)

Well first night taking advantage of my A-Train membership set the bar pretty high...can't wait for next week.

Jack Brass Brand W/ William Smith by Jack Brass Band  
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Jack Brass Brand w_ William Smith.mp3 (4664 KB)

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