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Preservation Hall Jazz Band

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 has traveled 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, this 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. The building that houses Preservation Hall has housed many businesses over the years including a tavern during the war of 1812, a photo studio and an art gallery

Article: Radio & Podcasts

Nostalgic for New Orleans: Brass Bands, Classic R&B, Trad and New Jazz

Read "Nostalgic for New Orleans: Brass Bands, Classic R&B, Trad and New Jazz" reviewed by David Brown


I'm nostalgic for jny: New Orleans. Once my home, I just visited after 19 years. This week, R&B with Irma Thomas, Allen Toussaint, Lee Dorsey, Ernie K-Doe & Professor Longhair. Then trad jazz with Panorama Jazz Band, Sidney Bechet and Louis Armstrong. We'll second line with the Panorama, Treme, Dirty Dozen and Rebirth Brass Bands, and ...

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Article: Year in Review

2021: The Year in Jazz

Read "2021: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling


The jazz world continued grappling and adjusting in year two of the COVID-19 pandemic. International Jazz Day again went virtual for the most part. Singer Tony Bennett put the final stamp on his touring--and likely recording--career after his Alzheimer's disclosure. Trumpeter Irvin Mayfield was headed to federal prison. The National Endowment for the Arts welcomed four ...

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News: Event

Djerassi Films Presents: Resurrection! Airto Moreira And Preservation Hall Jazz Band At The 24th Unaff

Djerassi Films Presents: Resurrection! Airto Moreira And Preservation Hall Jazz Band  At The 24th Unaff

Djerassi Films is excited to present Resurrection! Airto Moreira and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band at the 24th UNAFF on Saturday, Oct. 23rd. In this new documentary, producer/director Dale Djerassi brings two powerful forces in the world of jazz together and takes us behind the scenes as famed percussionist Airto Moreira joins the Preservation Hall Jazz ...

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News: TV / Film

Djerassi Films Presents 'Resurrection! Airto Moreira And Preservation Hall Jazz Band'

Djerassi Films Presents 'Resurrection! Airto Moreira And  Preservation Hall Jazz Band'

With an upcoming premiere at the Woodstock Film Festival Djerassi Films is excited to present Resurrection! Airto Moreira and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. In this new documentary, producer/director Dale Djerassi brings two powerful forces in the world of jazz together and takes us behind the scenes as famed percussionist Airto Moreira joins the Preservation Hall ...

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News: TV / Film

Resurrection! Legendary Percussionist Airto Moreira & The Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Resurrection! Legendary Percussionist Airto Moreira & The Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Two powerful forces in the world of jazz come together in Resurrection! Airto Moreira and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Airto Moreira is a world-renowned jazz drummer and percussionist from Brazil, who exhibited great talent at a young age. In his twenties he traveled to the U.S.A. in pursuit of Flora Purim, the woman with whom ...

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News: Interview

Interview: Wendell Brunious

Interview: Wendell Brunious

If the name Wendell Brunious is not familiar to you, I assure you that the sound of his trumpet will stick with you the moment you hear it. Wendell, 66, has spent much of his life in New Orleans, growing up in a musical family rich in the jny: New Orleans jazz tradition. From 1987 into ...

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Article: Album Review

Various Artists: New Orleans Mambo: Cuba to NOLA

Read "New Orleans Mambo: Cuba to NOLA" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


The distance between New Orleans (Louisiana, USA) and Havana (Cuba) is almost exactly 670 miles, about a two-hour flight. But it takes only one listen to Putumayo Records' anthology New Orleans Mambo: Cuba to NOLA to bridge the distance between the two. With such a wide and colorful net to cast, assembling this collection ...

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Article: From the Inside Out

Soul Songs, Mose Songs & COVID Aid for Djibouti

Read "Soul Songs, Mose Songs & COVID Aid for Djibouti" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Bahama Soul Club Bohemia After Dawn Buyú Records 2020 Soulful original music laced with judicious and striking samples, Bohemia After Dawn serves a textbook example of music that packs an impact larger than the sum of its parts. Written, arranged, produced and performed by Oliver Belz ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Kandace Springs, Sidney Bichet, Marquis Hill and More

Read "Kandace Springs, Sidney Bichet, Marquis Hill and More" reviewed by Joe Dimino


With a show spotlighting the work of Kandace Springs, Delfeayo Marsalis, Marquis Hill and Rahsaan Roland Kirk, we wish to underscore our ongoing commitment to African-American culture as well as our support to the Black Lives Matter movement for just and equal treatment of all humans. Keep on fighting the good fight. Enjoy the jazz, my ...


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