- Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Infobox Musical artist
Name = Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Img_capt = Preservation Hall Jazz Band
October 1 2007
Background = group_or_band
New Orleans, Louisiana
Genre = jazz
Label = Preservation Hall Recordings
URL = http://www.preservationhall.com
Preservation Hall Jazz Band is the name for groups of
traditional jazzmusicians from New Orleanson tours organized by Preservation Hall.
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band usually performs nightly at Preservation Hall and tours around the world over 150 days a year.
Hurricane Katrina, however, forced Preservation Hall to close through the fall and winter of 2005, and the building remained shut until April 2006. The band continued to tour while the hall was closed.
Music groups performing at Preservation Hall predated the name "Preservation Hall Jazz Band".
Allan Jaffe, a young tuba player who had taken over running the hall, organized tours for the musicians who often performed there, naming the band after the venue. The late Alan Jaffe was often in the Preservation Hall Band; his son string bass player Ben Jaffeoften is now.
The band has been touring the United States for more than 25 years. They seek to preserve music evolved in New Orleans, and to bring it to contemporary audiences.
The band made a brief appearance in the 1965 film "
The Cincinnati Kid", including a close-up of pianist and vocalist Emma Barrett.
In 2006, the band was awarded the
National Medal of Arts.
Current personnel (2006)
Ben Jaffe- bass
*Ralph Johnson - clarinet
Joseph Lastie, Jr- drums
Rickie Monie- piano
Frank Demond- trombone
Carl Le Blanc- banjo
Lucien Barbarin- trombone
*Clint Maedgen - vocalist
A partial listing of the musicians who have played under the "Preservation Hall Jazz Band" name include:
John Brunious- trumpeter
Kid Thomas Valentine- trumpeter
Punch Miller- trumpeter
De De Pierce- trumpeter
Percy Humphrey- trumpeter
Kid Sheik Colar- trumpet
Louis Nelson- trombonist
*Jim Robinson - trombonist
Dr. Michael White-clarinetist
*George Lewis - clarinetist
Albert Burbank- clarinetist
Willie Humphrey- clarinetist
*Raymond Burke - clarinetist
Manny Crusto (Manuel Mitchell Crusto)- clarinetist (died 03/18/2002; age 83)
Joseph Robichaux- pianist
Billie Pierce- pianist
"Sweet Emma" Barrett- pianist
Jeanette Kimball- pianist
Sing Miller- pianist
Alcide "Slow Drag" Pavageau- bass
Narvin Kimball- banjo
Emanuel Sayles- banjo
*Josiah "Cie" Frazier - drums
*Walter Payton - bass
Allan Jaffe- tuba
*2006 "Preservation Hall - Live At the 2006 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival"
*2005 "Songs of New Orleans"
*2005 "Sweet Emma"
*2004 "Shake That Thing"
*2004 "Preservation Hall Hot 4 With Duke Dejan"
*1998 "Because of You"
*1997 "Preservation Hall Jazz Band of New Orleans, La"
*1996 "In the Sweet Bye and Bye"
*1989 "The Best of Preservation Hall Jazz Band"
*1987 "New Orleans, Vol. 4"
*1982 "When the Saints Go Marchin' In (New Orleans, Vol. 3)"
*1982 "New Orleans, Vol. 2"
*1977 "New Orleans, Vol. 1"
*1966 "Billie and De De Pierce and Their PHJB"
*1964 "Sweet Emma and Her Preservation Hall Jazz Band"
* William Carter. "Preservation Hall: Music from the Heart". 1991. ISBN 0393029158
* [http://msnbc.msn.com/id/9428130/ Preservation Hall Jazz Band reunites in NYC] Associated Press, "msnbc.msn.com",
Sept 21 2005, Retrieved July 24 2008
* [http://www.preservationhall.com/2.0/about_the_band.php Preservation Hall: About The Band]
* [http://www.preservationhall.com/home.php Preservation Hall] Official site
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