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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

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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

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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Article: Album Review

Lakou Mizik: HaitiaNola

Read "HaitiaNola" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


HaitiaNola is proof that lemonade is possible when life hands you lemons. Ten-piece roots-music troupe Lakou Mizik came together to help reassemble Haiti's musical culture in the wake of the 2010 earthquake. They recorded their debut in 2016 and then embarked on an international tour, including a performance at the 2017 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage ...

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Article: From the Inside Out

Back in the Day, Around the World

Read "Back in the Day, Around the World" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Brooklyn Funk Essentials Stay Good Dorado Records 2019 Back in the day, jazz bands like Roy Ayers' Ubiquity and soul bands like the Ohio Players played more than jazz and soul. Jazz and soul were their main ingredient, but only one ingredient among others stirred in ...

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Article: Out and About: The Super Fans

Meet Sarah V.

Read "Meet Sarah V." reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper


One of our youngest Super Fans yet, Sarah V might also be our most dedicated, attending over 200 concerts a year, and even moving to New York City to immerse herself more completely in the music scene. Like Super Fan “Jazz Judy" Balos, she likes to sit way up front--which, as you'll find out when you ...

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Article: Live Review

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band at the Space at Westbury

Read "The Preservation Hall Jazz Band at the Space at Westbury" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante


The Preservation Hall Jazz Band The Space at Westbury Westbury, NY July 28, 2017 The Preservation Hall Jazz Band is named after its home venue, Preservation Hall, which is located in New Orleans' fabled French Quarter. The band performs traditional New Orleans-style jazz with flavors of other genres melded to create ...


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