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Renowned band brings New Orleans-style jazz to festival

Thursday, June 27, 2013
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Ben Jaffe can quickly describe his life and times with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. “It’s an honor, it’s a privilege, it’s a dream — more like a fantasy,” said Jaffe, creative director and tuba player for the keepers of New Orleans’ musical heritage. “It’s a lot of responsibility, a lot of work, a lot of blood sweat and tears. It’s a lot of exhausted days and nights and weeks and months and years.” Jaffe and his brother musicians will explain further Sunday afternoon, when the group plays the annual Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center....

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