Preservation Hall Jazz Band Team Up with Pell for “Keep Your Head Up” Video for Original Tracks

The NOLA group takes to the streets in a new version of the A Tuba to Cuba soundtrack single for FLOOD and Original Penguin's video series.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band are to the New Orleans music scene what Jack Nicholson is to a Lakers game. The jazz collective have been sitting front-and-center in their city’s music scene for half a decade, reinforcing associations between NOLA’s French Quarter, from which they take their name, and the bustling, brassy jazz the city has come to be known for.

On the heels of their recent documentary A Tuba to Cuba, the group has teamed up with rapper Pell, another NOLA native, for an Original Tracks reworking of “Keep Your Head Up” from the film’s Sub Pop–released soundtrack. As they make their way through the French Quarter, you’d be surprised to learn the track is the product of Pell and Pres Hall’s first meeting, the pairing feeling as natural as chicory and beignets.

Make sure to catch A Tuba to Cuba (and its soundtrack), streaming now—and shop the Original Penguin looks as seen in the video here.

Catch Preservation Hall Jazz Band on tour:

9/6 – Brevard, NC – Brevard Music Center
9/20 – Louisville, KY – Bourbon & Beyond Festival
9/22 – Franklin, TN – Pilgrimage Music Festival
9/27 – Boone, NC – Schaefer Center For The Performing Arts
10/22 – Ridgefield, CT – The Ridgefield Playhouse
10/23 – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre
10/24 – New York, NY – Town Hall Theatre
10/25 – Boston, MA – Berklee Performance Center
10/26 – Portsmouth, NH – The Music Hall
10/28 – Montreal, QC, Canada – Place des Arts
10/29 – Toronto, ON, Canada – Roy Thomson Hall
10/30 – Pittsburgh, PA – Byham Theatre
11/1 – Kent, OH – The Kent Stage
11/2 – Goshen, IN – Goshen College Music Center
11/4 – Chicago,IL – Thalia Hall
11/5 – Saint Paul, MN – Fitzgerald Theatre
11/7 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
11/9 – Phoenix, AZ – Music Theater at the Musical Instrument Museum
11/11 – Livermore, CA – Livermore Valley PAC
11/13 – Chico, CA – California State University Chico
11/15 – Santa Rosa, CA – Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
11/16 – Arcata, CA – John Van Duzer Theatre
11/17 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall Portland
11/18 – Seattle, WA – Benaroya Hall
11/20 – Santa Cruz, CA – Rio Theatre
11/21 – Santa Barbara, CA – UCSB Campbell Hall
11/22 – San Diego, CA – Wonderfront Music Festival
11/23 – Cerrtos, CA – Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts
11/29 – Baltimore, MD – Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
11/30 – Baltimore, MD – Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
12/1 – Baltimore, MD – Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
1/30 – Stillwater, OK – McKnight Center for the Performing Arts


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