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Preservation Hall Foundation Launches Neighborhood Horns At Lagniappe Academies

On Thursday, December 18th from 4 to 5pm, the Preservation Hall Foundation celebrated the launch of their education outreach programNeighborhood Horns. Neighborhood Horns places introductory learning instruments directly in the hands of students interested in traditional New Orleans jazz. In addition, the program provides students with continuing music education, expanding their development in live performance, history, theory and practice, as well as opportunities to participate in masterclasses at Preservation Hall and community performances.

The event took place at Lagniappe Academies, the first recipients of Neighborhood Horns​, located in the Treme just blocks from the French Quarter and Preservation Hall.​​​​ Their students, faculty and staff were treated to a performance from the PresHall Brass with special guests from the Preservation Hall Jazz Band , which concluded in a presentation of ​pBones and pTrumpets​ to their school and their students.​ The pBone and pTrumpet are light-weight, durable, and accessible instruments made of plastic, ideal for the younger students who may have difficulty with the weight and balance of a metal instrument. ​Made in the UK for brass players by brass players, the pBones and pTrumpets come in an array of bright colors and will allow us to help teach students at Lagniappe Academies without have them fear that they are mishandling or damaging the instrument.

About Lagniappe Academies:

The mission of Lagniappe Academies is to promote academic excellence, resilience, and self-awareness in New Orleans’ children. By partnering with families, community organizations, and other institutions that share our core beliefs, Lagniappe Academies inspires students to celebrate their cultural heritage and embrace new opportunities.

Lagniappe Academies has a unique method of achieving a strong, comprehensive student and staff culture. Using research from the field of positive psychology, their school culture promotes well-being, resilience, relationships, and good habits. Additionally, Lagniappe Academies is one of 341 open-enrollement schools in the state with 90% or more of their students who receive free or reduced lunches and only one of 22 schools in the state to receive a letter grade of “A” or “B.”

Check out some photos and videos of the event below.




Preservation Hall Jazz Band at Farm Aid, 2014!

This Saturday, September 13th, join the Preservation Hall Jazz Band as they perform at Farm Aid, 2014.Farm Aid features the best that music has to offer, while remaining true to its ultimate mission – supporting family farmers on their land.

For 28 years, Farm Aid has been supporting farmers and strengthening America. Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp organized the first Farm Aid concert in 1985 to raise awareness about the loss of family farms and to raise funds to keep farm families on their land. Dave Matthews joined the Farm Aid Board of Directors in 2001. Farm Aid has raised more than $45 million to promote a strong and resilient family farm system of agriculture.

The Preservation Hall Foundation is honored to help bring and sponsor the Preservation Hall Jazz Band performance at Farm Aid! Don’t forget to check out the Farm Aid Youtube page during the concert to see footage from the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and many other incredible artists!

Preservation Hall Jazz Band Outreach Event at Battersea Park

On July 3rd, members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band  performed songs from the New Orleans traditional jazz repertoire and selections from their new album of original songs, “That’s It!” at Battersea Park for an outreach performance. During the show, Creative Director Ben Jaffe, whose parents started the legendary venue of the band in 1961, briefly discussed the origins of jazz in New Orleans, a history of Preservation Hall and its significance of in the American Civil Rights movement.

Check out this video of the performance below!

AMPED music camp for at risk youth gets a special lesson from Preservation Hall Jazz band

Local musicians in the Louisville, KY area have been putting on a four week summer camp for at risk children, and on June 19th, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band surprised their students.

The camp called AMPED, Academy of Music Production Education and Development, has 15-20 at risk youth participating.The musicians who are helping are donating their time to teach the children about music, songwriting and recording. The program ends in July, with a concert and fundraiser to expand the program into a yearlong one.

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band had heard about the camp and came to perform for the group, in addition to teaching them about Traditional New Orleans Jazz. Check out some photos below:


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For more information on AMPED, visit their facebook page at  If your school or after-school program would like to have an outreach event with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band on tour, contact Ashley Shabankareh at


Video Recap: Preservation Hall Jazz Band gets interviewed by students of Bennett School

In November, 2013, Preservation Hall Jazz Band was interviewed by Bennett Intermediate School‘s 5th grade students as a part of their Project Based Learning. In this project, students learned further about music, the city of New Orleans, and of course, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Take a look at the video from this amazing experience for Bennett Intermediate School’s students.

Video Recap: The Preservation Hall Junior Jazz Band at Celebrate Africa Day

Back in March, The Preservation Hall Junior Jazz Band performed as a part of Celebrate Africa Day. The festival strives each year to promote, preserve, perpetuate and encourage the music, culture and heritage of African and African-American communities in Louisiana.

Check out this great video of the event!

The Preservation Hall Junior Jazz Band at the ELCA Youth Gathering

In case you missed it, check out this incredible video of the Preservation Hall Junior Jazz Band at the ELCA Youth Gathering in the Superdome on July 21st, 2012!



In Case You Missed It…..Videos from Carnegie Hall

This past weekend, we brought our students from the Preservation Hall Junior Jazz Band to perform for Preservation Hall’s 50th Anniversary Celebration at Carnegie Hall. The weekend was filled with rehearsals with bands and musicians such as the Blind Boys of Alabama, the Del McCoury Band, and Ed Helms, and we sure did have a great time while doing it all!

The Preservation Hall Junior Jazz Band performed on the finale with The Blind Boys, the Del McCoury Band, Ed Helms, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band on the song “I’ll Fly Away.” The entirety of the performers came out and cheered on the kids to this sold out concert. After a standing ovation, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Junior Jazz Band came out to perform on last tune on “When the Saints Go Marching In.” While cameras weren’t allowed, we did have some bold people who took some incredible footage of this memorable night. We hope you enjoy it!

A big thanks to our Preservation Hall family and all those who attended. We can’t wait to continue to teach our students so they can continue to make music and become the future of New Orleans music.

Preservation Hall Junior Jazz and Heritage Brass Band on “Good Morning New Orleans”!!

Check out this video of the Preservation Hall Junior Jazz and Heritage Brass Band, led by Mr. Carl LeBlanc.



Preservation Hall Junior Jazz and Heritage Brass Band with Branford Marsalis

Check out this video of the Preservation Hall Junior Jazz and Heritage Brass Band performing with Carl LeBlanc and Branford Marsalis!


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