Arts & Entertainment,
October 2nd, 2012
By Roger Hahn
Ben Jaffe sits in the rear office behind Preservation Hall. The Hall’s director — and son of Allan and Sandra Jaffe — is looking out the window, past the courtyard, his gaze drifting into space, crystalline blue eyes glittering in reflected daylight. “It’s always been my dream,” he says, “to create an outpost somewhere in the world for what we do here.” For close to a decade now, there has been talk of Paris, Montreal, Toronto, Seattle, Chicago — a whole host of possibilities, until several years ago, when San Francisco became the target, and the location, a reclaimed education center in the heart of the city’s rapidly gentrifying Mission District.
The formal opening of Preservation Hall West on October 4 is scheduled to coincide with San Francisco’s annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, and a select number of performers from the fest will likely show up on the new venue’s stage.
Stay tuned to preservationhall.com/blog for show announcements.
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