The latest incarnation of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, whose members range in age from 39 to 80, will perform its "Creole Christmas" concert Dec. 22 at UTEP's Magoffin Auditorium.
The band, named for the famous New Orleans jazz club founded in 1961, has used a variety of New Orleans-style jazz players since its inception as a touring group in 1963. The current eight-member lineup includes music director and tuba player Ben Jaffe, the son of Preservation Hall founders Allan and Sandra Jaffe.
There's been no announcement locally for the show, but it's posted on the band's website and Pollstar. A link to the University Ticket Center website didn't include any details.
In other concert news:
• Most people know Ronny Cox as an actor, especially from his roles in the films "Deliverance" (he was the city guy who played guitar on "Dueling Banjos") and "Beverly Hills Cop" and TV's "St. Elsewhere" and "The Agency."
They may not know that he was born in Cloudcroft, raised in Portales, graduated from Eastern New Mexico University and has been a working musician all his life.
Local folkies can check him out when Cox performs at 7 p.m. Sept. 2 at The Percolator.
Tickets are $20, on sale at the coffee house or facebook.com/thepercolator.
He also will perform at ENMU in Portales on Aug. 30.
• SMG Events is bringing Argentinian-born singer, pianist and house music maker Guti to Nova Luna at 9 p.m. Aug. 24.
Jesse Rose will open the show.
Tickets are $11, plus service charges, at the Happy House, Headstand and eventbrite.com.
• Three bands of the hard and heavy persuasion have been added to the busy schedule at M's Lips Lounge.
Corpus Christi experimental rockers Design the Skyline play there at 6 p.m. Aug. 19. Tickets are 10 bucks.
They'll be followed by Las Vegas' This Romantic Tragedy and three other bands at 6 p.m. Aug. 21 ($10) and Florida deathcore group King Conquer (with Bermuda, Devastated and Ten Second Life) at 6 p.m. Aug. 30 ($10).
You can get those tickets at Ticketbully.