The Preservation Hall Jazz Band absolutely tore it up Monday night at the GAM Foundation's Jazz at the Sheraton show. Does Tuesday have anything that entertaining to offer?---
That's probably not a fair standard, but the Preservation Hall Jazz Band show was such an outstanding show that they deserve mention. Playing songs that reach back centuries in some cases, the six-piece band (they were missing their sax player) was both technically amazing to hear and see, and incredibly charming when they chatted up the packed ballroom at the downtown Sheraton. A mixed-race, mixed-generation band blasting energetic jazz was just what the doctor ordered for getting the new year off to a great start for the jazz concert series, so kudos to the organizers.
Now, Tuesday night has some worthy highlights as well. The Harlem Gospel Choir winds up its two-night stand at Weber State University in Ogden, and guitar whiz Adrian Legg headlines at The State Room in Salt Lake City.