Photos: Rickie Kostiner
Preservation Hall Jazz Band is a lot of things. An institution. An unbelievably great time. A slice of the real New Orleans. A wide range of tones, sounds and rhythmns. Now I can officially add to that list: photogenic.
Yep, there is something about seeing generations of men, who embrace, live and tour behind the jazz that made New Orleans famous work their magic on stage. And having a backdrop as fine as Chicago's City Winery outpost to set them in? It's no wonder that Rickie Kostiner's photography captures so much of the joy and spontaneity that comes through in this group's sound.
Rickie provided a few notes with her submission. "Every one of these musicians is basically its own band. Music runs through their veins, and its obvious."
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