Preservation Hall Jazz Band at Pinehurst Resort in February 2013

28th Annual Heart 'n Soul of Jazz concert to feature legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band at the Pinehurst Resort on February 16, 2013

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The Preservation Hall Jazz Band derives its name from Preservation Hall, the venerable music venue located in the heart of New Orleans' French Quarter founded in 1961 by Allan and Sandra Jaffe.

Southern Pines, NC (PRWEB) January 23, 2013

Mardi Gras from The Big Easy is coming to Pinehurst with one of the worlds’ most renowned jazz groups for the 28th annual Heart ‘n Soul of Jazz. Presented by the Arts Council of Moore County, the event will feature the legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band on Saturday, February 16, 2013.

This “one night only” of New Orleans music and Mardi Gras frivolity will take place in Pinehurst Resort’s Cardinal Ballroom in the Carolina Hotel, and is sponsored by American Airlines, King Fisher Society, Pinehurst Resort, and Progress Energy.

After the concert, spend some quality time with the musicians at the Meet-the-Artists Dessert Reception, as sponsored by BB&T and Wells Fargo. The door prize is sponsored by Lyne’s Furniture Gallery. Heart ‘n Soul of Jazz is a benefit for the Arts Council of Moore County.

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band derives its name from Preservation Hall, the venerable music venue located in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter, founded in 1961 by Allan and Sandra Jaffe. The band travels worldwide spreading their mission to nurture and perpetuate the art form of New Orleans Jazz. Whether performing at Carnegie Hall or Lincoln Center, for British Royalty or the King of Thailand, their music embodies a joyful, timeless spirit. Under the auspices of current director, Ben Jaffe, the son of founders Allan and Sandra, Preservation Hall continues with a deep reverence and consciousness of its greatest attributes in the modern day as a venue, band, and record label.

Heart ‘n Soul of Jazz tickets are on sale now at $65 per person and can be purchased at the Arts Council offices (Campbell House, 482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines), by calling 910-692-ARTS (2787), or online at In addition to the concert ticket, admission includes the Meet-the-Artists Dessert Reception after the concert and a chance for some great door prizes.

Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 8 p.m. performance. Open Cabaret-seating is in the intimate, 2-tiered Cardinal Ballroom. Resort attire is the expected dress and black tie is optional.

Concert ticket holders can take advantage of a special pre-jazz dinner in the Resort’s Carolina Dining Room for $42 (all inclusive) per person. Dinner reservations can be made by calling 910-235-8434. Seating begins at 5:00 p.m.

Overnight packages at Pinehurst Resort are also available starting at $199 per person, per night. Price includes a bottle of champagne delivered to your room, a ticket of admission to the jazz concert, entrance into the Meet-the-Artists Dessert Reception, dinner and breakfast. For overnight packages, call 800-487-4653 or visit

Those who attend this year's Heart 'n Soul of Jazz evening show will experience a wonderful night full of classic jazz and a lot of fun, right here in Pinehurst! For additional information on the Heart ‘n Soul of Jazz, please call 910-692-ARTS (2787) or visit