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Dixie Street Traditional Jazz Band

Dixie Street Traditional Jazz Band

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When:

  • Tue 5 Aug ’14, 7:30pm

Where:

Pt Chevalier RSA, 1136 Great North Rd, Pt Chevalier

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • non members: $15.00

Auckland Jazz and Blues Club Present:
Dixie Street Traditional Jazz Band

The Band:
Dixie Street is a band of thoroughly decent, well-ripened larrikins who formed an ensemble from some of the very best musicians from various States in Australia. When Piano, Sousaphone, Banjo, Drums, Trombone, Trumpet and Reeds get together, the result is the nerves in your feet twitch whilst some rare musical gems from around 1900 simply grab your whole body and give it a good shake. The musicians bring to their performances ample quantities of good humour which overflows to their audiences, young and old. There are a number of vocalists who also add their colour to each performance.

Jazz exists primarily at the ‘moment of performance’. You can make a sound recording of it, and transcribe the notes onto a score. But the next live performance won’t sound like that record or that score. Beyond its historical significance, the music itself is sometimes punchy, full of flair and subtle when required, with much of it being irresistibly happy. Our concerts invite you to experience the ‘moment of performance’ where the collective improvisation of the group provides that special sound of surprise that can only be experienced live.

The band has delighted audiences for many years both overseas and within Australia with their extensive Jazz repertoire. This is a band for the dancers and listeners alike.

The Repertoire:
The band repertoire spans the golden years of early jazz from late 1800’s to the revival years of the 1960ies. The classic jazz repertoire of Clarence Williams, Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver and Louis Armstrong are featured.

However, exciting rare tunes seldom performed, dating back to 1900 from composers such as Neil Moret (1901), James O‘Dea (1903), and Sigmund Spaeth (1900), Joseph Lamb and Nick La Rocca (1908) expand on this wonderfully rich repertoire.

We have also included some of the very best Australian compositions from Bob Barnard, Alex Frame, Roger Bell, and Ade Monsbourgh because they are worthy of attention.
Dare you to keep your feet still!

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