The sound of tubas, trumpets, and trombones wafts into the street from behind the crumbling façade of Preservation Hall. New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz and the early years set the pattern of improvisation, with melody and rhythm blending. Preservation Hall keeps that early style alive. The venue draws jazz fans from across the globe-Japan to Scandinavia, Germany to England. There is no bar, no tables, and no food. Just music.