Preservation Hall Jazz Band


Direct from New Orleans, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band performed at The McKittrick Hotel in Manhattan, on November 15th, night of the snow storm that halted NYC. 

Somehow the room filled up, packed with enthusiastic fans. 
The bands name is derived from Preservation Hall music venue located in the heart of New Orleans French Quarter, founded in 1961 by Allan and Sandra Jaffe. 
Now lead by their son, Ben Jaffee, the bands members include, Charlie Gabriel on saxophone and clarinet, Clint Maedgen on saxophone, Ronell Johnson on trombone, Walter Harris on drums, Kyle Roussel on piano and Branden Lewis on trumpet. 
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The McKittrick Hotel itself was quite the experience. Dark, sexy and haunting, it includes many one-of-a-kind events – including intimate live concerts.  

Photos and Review by Jamie Kalikow