Church Street
Brighton & Hove, England

Hurricane Katrina may have wiped out much of New Orleans, but nothing can destroy its music.

The legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band takes its name from the venerable music venue at the heart of the city's French quarter. Its ricocheting rhythms, freewheeling improvisations and life-affirming street energy derives from the exuberant spirit of the city's founding fathers, jazz giants Buddy Bolden, Jelly Roll Morton and the great Louis Armstrong.

Allen Toussaint is one of the pivotal figures of the New Orleans R&B scene. Singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger and producer, Toussaint is the sound of New Orleans. From Etta James to Elvis Costello, via the O'Jays, the Meters, Dr John and Bonnie Raitt, the Midas Toussaint-touch has graced four decades of legendary hit making.

To hear these two New Orleans icons live on the same bill is to feel the pulsing heartbeat of the world's most celebrated musical city. As the local saying goes:

'If you can't shake it, why bring it!' Bring it, shake it and make it a New Orleans night to remember in this special Crescent City double-header.

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Added by akrotoski on June 13, 2007