EPISODES OF AMERICAN ROUTES WITH BEN JAFFE
From the show "New Orleans' Preservation Hall Perseveres & Remembering Hugh Masekela" originally aired on February 14th, 2018
From the show "Crescent City Jam Sessions" originally aired on May 27th, 2015
From the show "After the Storm V: Our New Orleans" originally aired on December 7th, 2005
From the show "Dr John / Preservation Hall Jazz Band" originally aired on September 28th, 2005
From the show "Dr John / Preservation Hall Jazz Band" originally aired on March 16th, 2005
We are live in New Orleans at Preservation Hall for the nouveau stylings and hybrid sounds that have been cooking up in the historic jazz hub since second-generation director and bass player Ben Jaffe took the helm. We hear funky new grooves from the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, whose band members range from 20-somethings to an octogenarian. And we witness the sonic chemistry when the band is paired with singer Tom Waits, bluegrasser Del McCoury and New Orleans hoodoo rocker Dr. John. Plus, we remember the late South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela, who fused Afrobeat, bebop, pop and the songs of his homeland as a leading voice in the fight against apartheid.