Preservation Hall Jazz Band: Tiny Desk Concert

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band performs at the Tiny Desk on Dec. 3, 2013. (John W. Poole)
Preservation Hall Jazz Band performs at the Tiny Desk on Dec. 3, 2013. (John W. Poole)

Our goal for this special holiday Tiny Desk Concert is simple: to bring you joy. Preservation Hall Jazz Band is a hot and historic outfit from New Orleans, and its members brought us a tuba-wielding Santa and some original holiday cheer and praise — what they call a Cajun Christmas from the French Quarter.

We lit some lights and decorated my desk and shelves as best we could, but it's this amazing band — complete with saxophone, trombone, trumpet, drums and a couple of tubas — that lit this place up. We've never had so much dancing from the NPR crew at a Tiny Desk Concert. So enjoy the show, and happy holidays to all from NPR Music.


Set List

  • "Sugar Plum"
  • "I Think I Love You"
  • "Happy Holiday"
  • "Dear Lord"

Credits

Producers: Bob Boilen, Denise DeBelius; Audio Engineer: Kevin Wait; Videographers: Denise DeBelius, Gabriella Garcia-Pardo, Becky Harlan, Abbey Oldham; photo by John Poole/NPR

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