American classics: Jazz and bluegrass bands present McCain Performance Series finale
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
MANHATTAN — Kansas State University's McCain Performance Series will wrap up its 2013-2014 season with American Legacies: the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Del McCoury Band, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, in McCain Auditorium.
Since opening its doors to the public in 1961, Preservation Hall's mission has been to showcase traditional New Orleans jazz music. Forty-eight years later, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band still plays for audiences everywhere. Boasting a direct lineage from the earliest incarnations of New Orleans jazz, the current roster of the band features some of the Crescent City's finest musicians. These multigenerational players carry on the traditions of the jazz heritage.
The Del McCoury Band is a bluegrass ensemble that performs original and traditional compositions. With more than 30 trophies from the International Bluegrass Music Association Awards, including nine for Entertainer of the Year, and multiple Grammy awards and nominations, the band is the most honored group in bluegrass history. The Del McCoury Band has earned the acclaim of colleagues throughout the music industry ranging from Dierks Bentley to pop star Bjork.
Tickets for the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Del McCoury Band cost $19.50 to $85, plus applicable taxes and fees, and are available now at the McCain Auditorium box office, online at http://www.k-state.edu/mccain, or by calling 785-532-6428.