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Preservation Hall Jazz Band

January 30, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

At a moment when musical streams are crossing with unprecedented frequency, it’s crucial to remember that throughout its history, New Orleans has been the point at which sounds and cultures from around the world converge, mingle, and resurface, transformed by the Crescent City’s inimitable spirit and joie de vivre. Nowhere is that idea more vividly embodied than in the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, which has held the torch of New Orleans music aloft for more than 50 years, all the while carrying it enthusiastically forward as a reminder that the history they were founded to preserve is a vibrantly living history. 

“When we play music, the barometer for us as a band is whether the locals are reacting,” Jaffe explains. “In New Orleans we play music for dances and parades, funerals and church. It’s important to us to make music people connect to, that people dance to, that people really feel, emotionally and physically.  That’s the tradition we grew up with, that’s what we know.” 

Preservation Hall Jazz Band: 

BEN JAFFE – Bass (upright), Tuba, Percussion 

CHARLIE GABRIEL – Saxophone (tenor), Clarinet 

CLINT MAEDGEN – Saxophone (tenor), Percussion 

RONELL JOHNSON – Trombone 

WALTER HARRIS – Drums, Percussion 

KYLE ROUSSEL – Piano, Wurlitzer, Organ 

BRANDEN LEWIS – Trumpet 

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Date:
January 30, 2020
Time:
7:30 pm
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