Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Last night, Tarriona “Tank” Ball—of Best New Artist Grammy nominees Tank and The Bangas—sang the National Anthem with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band ahead of the men’s NCAA Tournament final between Kansas and North Carolina. Watch/share the performance HERE.

Charlie Gabriel's first professional gig dates to 1943, sitting in for his father in New Orleans’ Eureka Brass Band. As a teenager living in Detroit, Charlie played with Lionel Hampton, whose band just then also included a young Charles Mingus, later spending nine years with a group led by Cab Calloway drummer, J.C. Heard.

While he’s also fronted a bebop quintet, played and/or toured with Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennet, Aretha Franklin and many more, this is the first time since 1990 his name will appear on the front of a record, as a bandleader.

All the exuberance of Haitian Carnival and New Orleans Mardi Gras is coming to The Fillmore Philadelphia on Sunday, January 9, 2022, when Philadelphia public radio station WXPN presents the Kanaval Ball. The public is invited to attend this free, all-ages indoor festival and can register for it starting at 10 AM ET this Thursday, December 9.

We are pleased to announce that Preservation Hall will re-open this Thursday for the first time since Hurricane Ida. To join us for this special evening of New Orleans music, you can make a reservation at

As communities begin to rebuild and heal, we are reminded that this music is truly a vehicle for joy, no matter the circumstances.

We invite you to join us in celebrating Preservation Hall's 60th Anniversary at an extraordinary benefit concert in New Orleans this fall, featuring the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, renowned members of the Preservation Hall collective, and spectacular special guests. Ticket prices and VIP package information coming soon!

All net proceeds will benefit the Preservation Hall Foundation.

This will be an evening for the ages – don't miss it! 

As we await the joyous return of live music at Preservation Hall, please join us for 'Round Midnight Preserves – a two-night virtual concert and fundraiser streaming live from 726 St. Peter street, with special guests Durand Jones and Ivan Neville.

Donations made during both nightly streams will support the Preservation Hall Foundation and our efforts to protect, preserve and perpetuate New Orleans music and culture.

The full one-hour Preservation Hall Foundation Legacy Awards stream is still available on the Preservation Hall Jazz Band YouTube channel! You can subscribe and watch for free through the buttons below.

From musical conversations with esteemed honorees to intimate performances with Charlie Gabriel, Ben Jaffe and Rickie Monie, this year's virtual ceremony honoring the six 2020 Preservation Hall Foundation Legacy Program inductees was truly one for the books.

Six incredible Preservation Hall musicians will be honored as Master Practitioners and inducted into the Preservation Hall Foundation Legacy Program during the fourth annual Legacy Awards later this month! We hope you’ll join us for a virtual musical celebration, live from the Preservation Hall Jazz Band Youtube, on Wednesday, October 28 at 7 PM CT.

The doors at Preservation Hall are closed for the foreseeable future, and our 60-member musical collective, like everyone else, is facing uncertainty. To address these challenges moving forward, the Preservation Hall Foundation is focusing its attention towards caring for our musicians and helping these master practitioners weather this crisis.

Earlier this month, Pickathon, the four-day music festival, took place at Pendarvis Farm, near Portland, Oregon. The event, which began in 1998 as a bluegrass festival, has since expanded to include folk, jam band, metal and indie artists.

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