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From paulmccartney.com, June 20, 2020:
Tonight, Paul will join @preshallband and special guests for ‘Round Midnight Preserves’, a virtual streaming event to benefit the @preshallfound . Watch the stream at 8pm CDT: http://preshallfoundation.org
From Preservation Hall Jazz Band:
Preservation Hall will host ‘Round Midnight Preserves, a concert to benefit the COVID-19 relief efforts of the Preservation Hall Foundation. ‘Round Midnight Preserves will feature performances by Preservation Hall Jazz Band as well as special guests and collaborators including Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Elvis Costello, Irma Thomas, Dave Matthews, Beck, Jon Batiste, Jim James, Arcade Fire, PJ Morton, Nathaniel Rateliff, and more! Through the Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief project, Spotify will match donations to the Preservation Hall Foundation, dollar for dollar, up to a collective total of $10 million.
From NME, June 20, 2020:
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band was founded in 1961 as a way to promote New Orleans jazz. They often hold their own ‘Midnight Preserves’ sessions at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, which sees them joined by a host of special guests. Viewers will be able to donate to the Preservation Hall Foundation and the Preservation Hall Musical Collective as they watch the event.
Paul plays the trumpet in the rendition of “When The Saints Go Marchin’ In”, which is significant for two reasons:
- The trumpet was the first instrument Paul learned to play, before switching to the guitar.
- The trumpet he used belonged to Louis Armstrong (From Facebook – “playing Louis’ own trumpet kindly loaned from the Louis Armstrong estate”)
Happy Birthday Louis Armstrong. Thanks for lending me your trumpet!Paul McCartney – From Facebook, August 4, 2020
Last updated on August 4, 2020