Paul McCartney played trumpet on “When the Saints Go Marching In,” teaming up with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, during the finale of the fundraising broadcast, dubbed “Round Midnight Preserves.”
McCartney reportedly began learning to play the trumpet after he was given one for his 14th birthday. In the book “The Words and Music of Paul McCartney: The Solo Years,” Perez Benitez notes, “Although he could eventually play a C-major scale, ‘The Saints Go Marching In’ and a few other things on the trumpet, McCartney quickly realized that it was going to be difficult for him to both sing and play a trumpet at the same time. Accordingly, with his father’s permission, he traded in the first instrument he ever owned for that Zenith acoustic guitar.”
Elvis Costello, Dave Grohl, Dave Matthews, Jim James, Irma Thomas and Nataniel Rateliff were among the other artists who took part in the four-hour show hosted by Preservation Hall Jazz Band creative director Ben Jaffe.
The funds raised will benefit needy musicians during the coronavirus pandemic.
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