The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, a jazz ensemble that Rolling Stone magazine once called "the past and promise of American music," has become both a fixture of New Orleans and an ambassadorial representative of the city it calls home.
Deriving its name from Preservation Hall, the venerable music venue located in the heart of New Orleans' French Quarter, 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 Jaffe, Preservation Hall continues with a deep reverence and consciousness of its greatest attributes in the modern day as a venue, band, and record label.
"Preservation Hall. Now that's where you'll find all of the greats." Louis Armstrong
"A multigenerational mix with appeal to a range of musical constituencies, not just aficionados of traditional jazz." New York Times