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Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Band Known for Performing Traditional New Orleans-Style Jazz

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 Preservation Hall Jazz Band Biography

Although New Orleans' traditional jazz scene had many top players in the 1950s, there was no one center 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 after the venue. In the Hall's early days, the key musicians included, at various times, trumpeters Kid Thomas Valentine, Punch Miller, or De De Pierce; trombonists Louis Nelson or Jim Robinson; clarinetists George Lewis, Albert Burbank, or Willie Humphrey; and pianists Joseph Robichaux, Billie Pierce, or Sweet Emma Barrett. By the early '70s, trumpeter Percy Humphrey, his brother Willie on clarinet, and trombonist Jim Robinson (who, after his death in 1976, was succeeded by Frank Demond) usually comprised the front line. The deaths of the Humphreys and Percy's occasional fill-in Kid Sheik Colar in the mid-'90s signalled more lineup changes. Four decades after the group's genesis, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band continues to honor the musical traditions of New Orleans, despite these switches in personnel.

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band's worldwide tours have resulted in a good deal of goodwill, and the band remained on the road throughout much of 2005 and early 2006, due to the temporary closure of Preservation Hall in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Although the hurricane devastated the city, it left some of the band's archival recordings unscathed, resulting in the release of "Made in New Orleans: The Hurricane Sessions" in 2007. In 2010, they delivered the charity album, "Preservation: An Album to Benefit Preservation Hall & the Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program," which featured guest appearances by an eclectic mix of artists including Del McCoury, Steve Earle, Angelique Kidjo, Terence Blanchard, and many others. A year later, they collaborated once again with McCoury on the jazz meets bluegrass album "American Legacies." In 2013, Preservation Hall released "That's It!," the band's first album of all-original material in its entire 50-year career.

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Band Known for Performing Traditional New Orleans-Style Jazz

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band Biography

Although New Orleans' traditional jazz scene had many top players in the 1950s, there was no one center 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 after the venue. In the Hall's early days, the key musicians included, at various times, trumpeters Kid Thomas Valentine, Punch Miller, or De De Pierce; trombonists Louis Nelson or Jim Robinson; clarinetists George Lewis, Albert Burbank, or Willie Humphrey; and pianists Joseph Robichaux, Billie Pierce, or Sweet Emma Barrett. By the early '70s, trumpeter Percy Humphrey, his brother Willie on clarinet, and trombonist Jim Robinson (who, after his death in 1976, was succeeded by Frank Demond) usually comprised the front line. The deaths of the Humphreys and Percy's occasional fill-in Kid Sheik Colar in the mid-'90s signalled more lineup changes. Four decades after the group's genesis, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band continues to honor the musical traditions of New Orleans, despite these switches in personnel.

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band's worldwide tours have resulted in a good deal of goodwill, and the band remained on the road throughout much of 2005 and early 2006, due to the temporary closure of Preservation Hall in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Although the hurricane devastated the city, it left some of the band's archival recordings unscathed, resulting in the release of "Made in New Orleans: The Hurricane Sessions" in 2007. In 2010, they delivered the charity album, "Preservation: An Album to Benefit Preservation Hall & the Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program," which featured guest appearances by an eclectic mix of artists including Del McCoury, Steve Earle, Angelique Kidjo, Terence Blanchard, and many others. A year later, they collaborated once again with McCoury on the jazz meets bluegrass album "American Legacies." In 2013, Preservation Hall released "That's It!," the band's first album of all-original material in its entire 50-year career.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band Videos

  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band - Full Performance
    Jun 1, 2017 ... ORG presents Preservation Hall Jazz Band performing live in the KEXP gathering space. Recorded April 17, 2017.
  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band - "Tailgate Ramble" at Preservation ...

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  • How to book Preservation Hall Jazz Band?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Preservation Hall Jazz Band for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Preservation Hall Jazz Band, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Preservation Hall Jazz Band or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Preservation Hall Jazz Band?

    Booking fees for Preservation Hall Jazz Band, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Preservation Hall Jazz Band, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Preservation Hall Jazz Band?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Preservation Hall Jazz Band for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Preservation Hall Jazz Band for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Preservation Hall Jazz Band or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Preservation Hall Jazz Band or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Preservation Hall Jazz Band for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Preservation Hall Jazz Band generally travels from New Orleans, LA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Chris Mann, Salt-N-Pepa, Cassadee Pope, K T Tunstall and Nick Waterhouse. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Preservation Hall Jazz Band for an upcoming event.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band Speaker Videos

  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band - Full Performance
    Jun 1, 2017 ... ORG presents Preservation Hall Jazz Band performing live in the KEXP gathering space. Recorded April 17, 2017.
    Preservation Hall Jazz Band - "Tailgate Ramble" at Preservation ...

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