As part of Preservation Hall Jazz Bands music education initiative, the Band visited the Wang Klai Kang Won School in Hua Hin for a fun and informative day filled with jazz. PHJB conducted a festive and lively music workshop with 100 students from the school, as well as 17 students from the U.S. Government-sponsored English training program, “Access.”
The PHJB wowed the students with their opening performance of classic original New Orleans jazz tunes, and then, each of the seven band members, along with Thailand’s own Dr. Pathorn Srikaranonda, worked with individual sections of the school band. PHJB leader/tuba player Benjamin Jaffe and clarinetist, Charles H. Gabriel, took the lead in transforming the students into true New Orleans jazz musicians.
The workshop was also broadcast live over the Distance Learning Television (DLTV) network to over 600 provincial training and educational centers nation-wide, and the UBC Cable TV Network carried it to its over 400,000 subscribers. Additional Photos.