Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Preservation Hall Jazz Band Biography

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.



The Preservation Hall Jazz Band is:

• Mark Braud - trumpet, vocals

• Charlie Gabriel - clarinet, vocals

• Freddie Lonzo - trombone

• Rickie Monie - piano

• Clint Maedgen - tenor saxophone, vocals

• Ben Jaffe - Creative Director, tuba

• Ronell Johnson - tuba

• Joe Lastie, Jr. - drums



Other members sometimes include:

• Frank Demond - trombone

• Shannon Powell - percussion

• Leroy Jones - trumpet

• Lucien Barbarin - trombone

• Carl LeBlanc - banjo

• Darryl Adams - saxophone

• Elliot "Stackman" Callier - saxophone

• David Silverman - tuba


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