Traditional Jazz

Nicholas Payton

Thu, 08/31/23
Grammy-winning Nicholas Payton is a trumpet virtuoso, multi-instrumentalist musician, composer, and writer whose performances dazzle crowds and whose writings have sparked spirited discussions on the deepest meanings of jazz and race. Nicholas Payton, born in 1973, is the ... Read more

Joe Lastie

Mon, 08/28/23
Joe Lastie is a treasured fixture at Preservation Hall, a drummer who carries the traditions of his rich musical legacy in every beat. Lastie was born in New Orleans in 1960 and raised in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward, and musicians in his family included his mother, both g... Read more

Leslie Martin

Wed, 08/23/23
Leslie Martin, a native of Chauvin, Louisiana, is a fluid and adaptable pianist at home as both a bandleader and a sideman, performing capably across genres ranging from jazz to Cajun, to country to rock. He has played with a host of high-powered artists including Pete Foun... Read more

Mahogany Hall Jazz Band

Thu, 08/17/23
Mahogany Hall Jazz Band holds down the musical fort at one of the city’s most sparkling clubs dedicated to the traditional New Orleans jazz style. Clarinetist and educator Tom Fischer leads this cast of all-star musicians, all veterans who bring their A game to every show. Read more

Chris Christy

Thu, 08/17/23
The Chris Christy Band offers a lively take on the traditional New Orleans jazz sound. The sextet can be found at the Balcony at the U. S. Mint, at the Spotted Cat, or at other trad jazz venues and stages around the city.  Read more

Tim Laughlin

Mon, 08/14/23
Tim Laughlin is a clarinetist of the highest caliber, an expert in the New Orleans traditional jazz idiom who keeps it fresh with a hefty roster of originals and fresh takes on the standards. Laughlin was 15 when he played his first gig on clarinet (on a Mardi Gras float, n... Read more

James Andrews

Tue, 08/08/23
James Andrews is a vocalist, songwriter and trumpet legend from New Orleans. He hails from a musical family, the grandson of Jesse Hill and the brother of Trombone Shorty. A trumpeter and vocalist with a tone and voice as distinctive as Louis Armstrong, Andrews is one of th... Read more

Kid Chocolate

Tue, 08/08/23
Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown brings his impeccable trumpet sounds to any gig he blesses. The veteran performer picked up the horn at the tender age of nine, and by 15 was touring the world. He performs with a number of combos, including Players Ella & Louis Tribute Band and f... Read more

Panorama Jazz Band

Tue, 08/08/23
The Panorama Jazz Band, and its larger counterpart, the Panorama Brass Band, interweave classic New Orleans traditional jazz with thick strands of Jewish klezmer, Creole bigiunes from Martinique, South American jazz and folk tunes, and other international music to create a ... Read more

Preservation Legacy Band

Tue, 08/08/23

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