Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Preservation Hall Jazz Band


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  • Lift Every Voice and Sing
  • December 2020
  • 1 Song

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St. Louis Blues
When the Saints Go Marchin' In
Georgia On My Mind
Precious Lord
Jesus On the Main Line


  • Keep Your Head Up

    Apr 2020 • 1 song

  • A Tuba to Cuba

    Jun 2019 • 12 songs

  • So It Is

    Apr 2017 • 7 songs

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    Although New Orleans' traditional jazz scene had many top players in the 1950s, there was no principal venue for the city's veteran greats to play. In 1961, local art dealer Larry Borenstein opened a building in the French Quarter called Preservation Hall. The young tuba player Allan Jaffe ran the hall and organized tours for the musicians who often performed there, naming the band the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. In the early days, the key musicians included, at various times, trumpeters Kid Thomas Valentine, Punch Miller, or De De Pierce; trombonists Louis Nelson or Jim Robi...

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