Tailgate Ramble

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band


A rousing performance from the famous trad band

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band was founded in 1960, giving many veteran New Orleans jazz musicians a home base in which to play, both at Preservation Hall and on tours with the all-star band, spreading the gospel of New Orleans jazz around the world.

In recent times, the group has become younger and more modern, sometimes losing a bit of its identity although still keeping ties with the older music.

Here is a performance by the band around 2010, playing the old standard “Tailgate Ramble.”

At the time the Preservation Hall Jazz Band (which is seen here at Preservation Hall) consisted of trumpeter Mark Braud, trombonist Freddie Lonzo (who plays some memorable blasts), clarinetist Charlie Gabriel who takes the vocal, tenor-saxophonist Clint Maedgen, pianist Rickie Monie, bassist Walter Payton, drummer Joe Lastie, and the leader, Ben Jaffe on tuba.

Fun music.

-Scott Yanow

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