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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

September/October 2017 Agenda

Alvor - The band plays every Sunday at O'Navegador Restaurant, Alvor (alongside the river next to the old lifeboat station) from 7.30pm . For dinner reservations phone 282 412 375 or 962 541 124

Lagos - Every Monday we play at Tivoli Hotel, (Rua Vasco da Gama) behind the bus station from 8.30pm. This is open to all with bar snacks or just drinks from the bar.

Moncarapacho - On Saturday 30th September  we play music for dancing/listening at Casa do Povo, which is on the crossroads on the main road from Santa Catarina where you right turn to Estoi. We play from 8-11pm..

Tavira - On Friday 6th October New Orleans Jazz with the Dixie Kings dinner/dance at the Tavira Garden Hotel (EN125) from 6pm. Tapas Menu - table reservations call Ana on 914 491 644 or email anabiscaia2011@hotmail.com

Sao Bras - On Saturday 7th October the band play a charity concert/dance at Museu de Sao Bras in the garden from 5-8PM. Last time we did this we had over 200 people turn up. There will be a variety of food stalls to choose from. A great afternoon out for all the family. Just turn up - no need to book

Espiche - On Friday 29th September and Friday 13th October from 6.30-9.30PM New Orleans Jazz with the Dixie Kings concert at Espiche Caravan Park (The Yelloh Village) on the EN125 close to Praia da Luz/Lagos. Buffet dinner reservations email yellohvillage.co.uk

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

Best wishes

Tony Scriven

for The New Orleans Jazzband