A native of the French Quarter, whose parents founded the fabled Preservation Hall club in 1961, Jaffe was a student of New Orleans jazz from cradle through college he studied at Oberlin and at night frequented Cleveland's Boarding House and the Bop Stop. Now his days are spent pulling New Orleans back to its feet: In addition to running the club and band, Jaffe and his wife formed a foundation aimed at restoring the city's legendary music scene. "I'm basically the one to carry the torch," he says. "If I didn't do it, it wouldn't get done."
Fri., Oct. 27, 8 p.m.