Traditional Jazz

Detroit Brooks

Sat, 12/16/23
Guitarist and banjo player Detroit Brooks was born into a New Orleans musical family with deep roots in the Southern gospel traditions. His father, George A. Brooks, performed with the Masonic Kings, his brother Mark is a world-renowned bassist, while his sister Juanita tou... Read more

Jams Marotta

Wed, 11/01/23
Joshua “Jams” Marotta is a New Orleans based drummer focusing on traditional New Orleans jazz and brass band music. Jams was raised in Lafayette, Louisiana, and is forever grateful to the city of New Orleans, its amazing people and culture, and the musicians here who have g... Read more

John Gray

Wed, 11/01/23
A well established jazz trumpeter and vocalist specializing in traditional New Orleans jazz and South Louisiana music. Together with a variety of seasoned professional musicians, he plays all the classical "trad jazz" songs that have become synonymous with the city of New O... Read more


Tue, 10/31/23
Whether you're looking for a big, swinging band or a small, jazzy ensemble, or mid-size variety and dance group, our eclectic library of music will keep your event jumpin' and jivin' or rockin' and rollin'. Good, quality musicians can play all types of music. That's Swingar... Read more

Brice Miller

Sat, 09/02/23
Brice Miller wears many hats in the New Orleans music landscape, most notably as a trumpeter and vocalist in several popular jazz bands, and also as a music educator and entrepreneur. The Grammy-nominated Miller was born in the Crescent City into a musical family; his fathe... Read more

John Rankin

Sat, 09/02/23
John Rankin is a guitarist extraordinaire, educator, raconteur, and local personality who embodies the spirit of New Orleans in every performance. He has been described as a New Orleans hybrid of Leo Kottke and Chet Atkins, but his expansive style covers many genres. A vers... Read more

Herlin Riley

Sat, 09/02/23
Herlin Riley is the drummer’s drummer, the go-to rhythm master who keeps the beat for Wynton Marsalis, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Ahmad Jamal, Harry Connick, Jr., and a host of other jazz greats as well as with his own combos. His impeccable chops on the kit and ... Read more

Dr. Michael White

Sat, 09/02/23
Dr. Michael White, a multifaceted New Orleans clarinetist, bandleader, composer, musicologist, jazz historian, and educator, is celebrated as a leading authority on traditional New Orleans jazz. With over 50 recordings, international performances, and numerous accolades, he... Read more

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

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