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Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

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One important and prominent symbol of jazz in New Orleans is Preservation Hall, and its resident band, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Ben Jaffe, bass player and director of the band, stayed in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. Host Fred Child talks with Jaffe about his experiences, about the New Orleans jazz tradition, and his belief that it will survive. We also hear the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, under Jaffe's direction, play a piece called "Careless Love."