Taking over my parents' legendary jazz venue


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In 1961, American couple Allan and Sandra Jaffe were on their honeymoon when they stumbled upon some of their favourite jazz musicians playing at a small art gallery in New Orleans. Within days the young couple had been offered the chance to run the place. Over the next 30 years they helped turn it into one of the city’s jazz institutions, Preservation Hall. Their son Ben Jaffe tells Outlook’s Emily Webb about following in the footsteps of his tuba-playing father - both in running the venue and as bandleader of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Get in touch: outlook@bbc.com Presenter: Emily Webb Producer: Andrea Rangecroft Picture: Ben Jaffe, Creative Director of Preservation Hall Credit: Josh Goleman

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