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Waltrip High School’s Masterclass with Ben Jaffe and Mark Braud

On Friday, December 5th, Mark Braud and Ben Jaffe of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band joined the students of Waltrip High School for a Masterclass with their top jazz band. During their hour masterclass, students performed for Ben Jaffe and Mark Braud on a variety of tunes from their current repertoire.

Check out these photos from their masterclass below:



Photo Recap: The Packer Collegiate Institute Masterclass

On Tuesday, March 18th, the Preservation Hall Foundation hosted the Packer Collegiate Institute for a masterclass and private concert with their 19-piece big band.

Led by Jeffrey Hills, Darryl Adams, and Frank Oxley, the masterclass taught the students about styles and types of songs played in the Traditional New Orleans Jazz repertoire, as well as how to better their ensemble playing both in small and large groups. Check out these pictures from their trip here:

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U.S. Coast Guard Trad Jazz Band to Host a Masterclass at Preservation Hall

This Wednesday at Preservation Hall, we are pleased to host the U.S. Coast Guard Traditional Jazz Band as they conduct a masterclass for our students.

The U.S. Coast Guard Traditional Jazz Band was organized in 1970 to perform classic jazz, blues, and rags with a “New Orleans” flavor. The Dixieland Jazz Band has entertained audiences across America, in the former Soviet Union and in England. Notable venues include the open-air theater in Disney World, the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, at the “Galaxy Jazz Festival” in Milwaukee, the Embarcadero in San Francisco, the John F. Kennedy Center Millennium Stage in Washington, D.C., and at Mardi Gras in New Orleans. The five member group has also performed on numerous radio and television broadcasts across the nation. Their current personnel includes:

  • MU1 Cedric Mayfield, clarinet
  • MU1 Thomas Brown, trumpet
  • MUC Ian Frenkel, piano
  • MUC Mark McCormick, bass/leader
  • MU1 Nathan Lassell, drums

Doors for the masterclass are at 4:00pm, with the masterclass starting at 4:30pm, lasting one hour. For more information, contact Ashley at


Photos from the Outreach Program at Easton Elementary

Recently, Rickie Monie and Charlie Gabriel, members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, gave a workshop at Easton Elementary School in Easton, MD after a performance in Easton, MD. At Easton Elementary, Mr. Monie and Mr. Gabriel met with beginner music students, whom they not only performed for, but also performed with. As well, they had a meet and greet with students after the masterclass. Thank you again, Easton Elementary for sharing your passion of music with us and allowing us to make music with you.

Photos from the Masterclass at Drake University

On September 23rd, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band had the pleasure of performing for and teaching a masterclass at Drake University to university students to further their interests in New Orleans Jazz. It is always such a delight to share our passion and knowledge with students from across the nation. Enjoy these pictures compliments of Carrie Clogg.

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