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Joe Lastie was born into a New Orleans family and community filled with musicians. His early years were spent listening to, and then playing, gospel music that became the core of who he became as a musician.

Hurricane Camille forced the family to move to NY. Joe studied with  bebop drummer, Clyde Harris. Mr. Lastie returned to New Orleans, Lastie joined the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in 1990 as the youngest member of the band, benefiting from the instruction of the older musicians.

Mr. Lastie is dedicated to preserving New Orleans traditional music. He does that through performing with Joe Lastie’s New Orleans Sound, and as a member of the Preservation Hall Foundation. Mr. Lastie continues writing and recording original material.

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