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The band was formed in 1998 by a group of international jazz musicians, all now living in the Algarve.

With musicians from England, Scotland, Holland, and Portugal, they quickly became established as the premiere group playing Dixieland and New Orleans style jazz music from the 1920's in the area.

In 1999 the band was first featured at the Loule International Jazz Festival followed by a concert tour taking in all the major cities of Portugal, culminating at the prestigious Lisboa concert hall "Cultergest".

Since then the band has quickly become the busiest band on the Algarve playing music for listening and dancing throughout the region. The band is regularly featured at Festivals, whether parading around the streets as part of the Lagos Jazz Festival or at Vilamoura Marina to promote the "Boat Show". They can also be heard at the "Arte Viva" summer festival at Museu do Trajo, Sao Bras de Alportel.

International jazz musicians visiting the Algarve, are regularly featured with the band and in 2004 Mr. Acker Bilk, whose hit tune "Stranger on the Shore" can be heard as canned music in hotel lounges worldwide, toured with the band on his first visit to Portugal.

The current line-up is Ray Charsley (trumpet/vocals), Dave Lawson (clarinet/saxophones), John Ballinger (trombone/vocals), Cory Sea (guitar), Luis Hilario (contra bass), and Tony Scriven (drums/leader/vocals).

Continuing the New Orleans tradition of playing a mixture of Blues, Stomps, Marches, Spirituals and Ragtime numbers, the band guarantees the listeners/dancers an evening of excitement and nostalgia.

The band is available as a full concert band (The New Orleans Jazzband) or a five piece marching band (New Orleans Jazz) or for smaller venues, a four piece band (The Dixie Kings). To book the band or for more information, or to receive our monthly e-mailed newsletter, please contact Tony Scriven on 289 591 804 or mobile 935 086 365 or email tonyscriven@live.co.uk

Dear Jazz friends, our       May 2018 AGENDA

Alvor - Every Sunday The New Orleans Jazzband play at O'Navegador Restaurant, Alvor (next to the old lifeboat station, in the pedestrian area next to the river) from 8pm - dinner reservations 282 412 375 or 962 541 124

Lagos - Every Monday the 5 piece Dixie Kings will be playing New Orleans jazz and much more at the refurbished Tivoli Hotel, (behind the bus station in Rua da Vasco de Gama)  from 8.30pm in the upstairs bar - open to all - just drinks from the bar and bar snacks.

Almancil - Saturday 12th May - New Orleans jazz for listening/dancing with The Dixie Kings at Twins Garden Restaurant, Rua Sacadura Cabral No. 20 (on the left after 1km on the road from Almancil to Quinta do Lago) outside in the beautiful garden if the weather is good from 8pm. Reservations: 914 479 794 or 289 356 378

Porches - We will be back playing our regular Friday BBQ at The Vila Vita Biergarten from June - watch this space!

If you have any problem booking or need more information email me or phone 935 086 365.

Best wishes

Tony Scriven

tonyscriven@live.co.uk

for The New Orleans Jazzband


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