"Music is essential to our identity, it's essential to who we are; music feeds our souls." - Charlie Gabriel

"The Preservation Hall Jazz Band has a responsibility to not only carry on the traditions, musical and cultural, that were handed down to us by the generations that came before, we also have a responsibility to contribute our voice and experiences to the New Orleans musical tradition." – Ben Jaffe

"Up until now we’ve been a band that’s based on a repertoire that’s existed for a century, but that’s the balancing act: how do you honor your history and forge ahead in a way that celebrates your past? We’re not a museum. We’re a living, breathing part of New Orleans." – Rickie Monie

"Our role is to nourish and help protect the community that gave birth to one of our great American art forms, something that is truly American — and that is jazz." – Ben Jaffe

"I don’t know of any other band that crosses over into so many different musical communities. One day you may catch us performing a ballet at a performing arts theater, the next we’re in Montreal or Montreaux or Newport. It’s truly a testament to the universal message/appeal of what we do." – Mark Braud

"There is this forward motion to our music and our traditions. Our traditions are always evolving. That doesn't mean that we turn our backs on the past though. As a musical component to our community, we make sure that our music is an active part of our community." – Ronell Johnson

  • Charlie Gabriel

    Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone & Vocals

    Born: July 11, 1932

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  • Ben Jaffe

    Tuba, String Bass, Banjo, Percussion & Backing Vocals

    Born: January 26, 1971

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  • Rickie Monie


    Born February 4, 1952

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  • Joseph Lastie, Jr.

    Drums & Backing Vocals

    Born: August 28, 1958

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  • Clint Maedgen

    Tenor / Baritone Saxophone & Vocals

    Born: August 15, 1969

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  • Mark Braud

    Trumpet & Backing Vocals

    Born: June 21, 1973

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  • Ronell Johnson

    Tuba, Piano & Vocals

    Born: September 23, 1976

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Date Venue Location Tickets
Sep 10, 2016 LouFest @ Forrest Park St. Louis, MO United States
Sep 16, 2016 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA United States
Sep 17, 2016 Analog A-Go-Go Wilmington, DE United States

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