Tag Archives: Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Video Premiere: Preservation Hall Jazz Band, “Go to the Mardi Gras”

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band wants to get you in a Mardi Gras frame of mind with their brand new cover of the Professor Longhair Carnival standard “Go to the Mardi Gras.” Produced by Austin based event promotion outfit Do512 for their Lounge Series, the video showcases the Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s ongoing effort to [...]

Jazz Fest 2014 “Aural History” Official Poster Released

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band and its historic home on St. Peter Street in the French Quarter are the subjects of this year’s official “Aural History” Jazz Fest poster. The 45th anniversary edition Jazz & Heritage Festival poster, released February 4, is one of two official designs produced annually by Art4Now and a collaborative artist [...]

Photos: Voodoo Music Experience 2013, Pearl Jam, The Cure, More…

Last weekend (November 1 – 3), the Voodoo Music Experience held its 15th ritual in City Park and first on the park’s year-old festival grounds. Highlights from the fest included performances from: Pearl Jam, the Cure, Kid Rock, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Dr. John, Allen Stone, Andrew Duhon, A Silent Film, the Breton Sound, CC [...]

Photos: Mumford and Sons with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band at Mardi Gras World

On Monday (September 13), pop favorites Mumford and Sons made good on its promise to perform at Mardi Gras World. The show was initially scheduled for June 13 but scrapped when bassist Ted Dwane underwent surgery to remove a blood clot from the surface of his brain. At Mardi Gras World, an appearance by the [...]

New Video: Preservation Hall Jazz Band, “That’s It!”

Last weekend the Preservation Hall Jazz Band debuted the video for “That’s It!” the lead single from its recently released album of the same name. Recorded in Preservation Hall and produced by My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James and Hall proprietor, heir and sousaphone player Ben Jaffe, That’s It! marks the legendary ensemble first effort [...]

Leroy Jones: Blowing Up a Storm

More often than not, when he’s playing at home in New Orleans, Leroy Jones throws his horn over his shoulders, tosses his music books and CDs into his cruiser basket, and crosses Rampart Street into the French Quarter. And more often than not, his wife, trombonist Katja Toivola, is on the bicycle in front of [...]

Photo Op: Skip Bolen Snaps 102-Year-Old Lionel Ferbos

Every year as the weather starts warming and March turns into April, I start to get excited about Jazz Fest. As a photographer, I start studying the Jazz Fest schedule to get a sense of what stages and artists I’ll be photographing. I saw that the Preservation Hall and Friends were celebrating their 50th Anniversary [...]

Preservation Hall Jazz Band, That’s It! (Sony Legacy)

Ever since they covered a Kinks song (granted, a Kinks song already steeped in New Orleans jazz) on ’07s Hurricane Sessions collection, it’s been clear that the Preservation Hall Jazz Band was ready to go outside the traditional box. But not too far outside, and the venerable group maintained a tricky balancing act over the [...]

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s New Deal

There’s been some big-deal news, quite literally, about the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. The venerable group’s signed a publishing deal with Big Deal Music, a firm with offices in New York, Los Angeles and Nashville. Also on the roster are the Black Angels, Ethan Johns and My Morning Jacket and leader Jim James, who’s played [...]

Clint Maedgen Performs Among His Photos at Scott Edwards Gallery

You know Clint Maedgen as the lead singer of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, or maybe as the mastermind of the New Orleans Bingo! Show. As if fronting what may be the two least similar bands in town wasn’t enough, Maedgen is also an accomplished photographer who’s been showing his work at the Scott Edwards [...]