In the 1950's, rock and roll and bebop were making huge inroads in culture, while jazz and the culture behind it were in jeapordy of disappearing. Preservation Hall was born as a jam session started by Larry Borenstein, a local artist. He used his art studio as the space, and everyone would just sit on the floor and listen to great jazz. The hall hasn't changed a bit since then, and still serves the exact same purpose. With three shows per evening, you can still sit on the floor of this old historic spot and listen to the greatest jazz your ears will ever hear.