New Orleans Music Traditions
In New Orleans at the turn of the century when jazz was invented, to advertise functions and for weddings and funerals, the bands used to switch from the static dance band format, to either riding on the back of a waggon or marching through the streets.
The sound of the music would bring people out onto the street to see what was going on. Very quickly a second line would form and follow the band around the town. Because of the humidity in New Orleans, many people would carry an umbrella -
This umbrella parade quickly became part of the whole proceedings and people would decorate their umbrellas to try to outshine those of their neighbours. Consequently, when The New Orleans Jazz Band feel that the occasion is right, they instigate their own umbrella parade.
It is a tradition in New Orleans to invite visiting musicians to sit-
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WHERE TO SEE THE BAND
Dear Jazz friends
After our yearly break from playing Jazz in the Algarve, we are looking forward to restarting our season of New Orleans Jazz/Dixie Kings music. We hope we will see you at one of our gigs.
The charity concert that we did in Silves tor the Bombeiros raised 2,200 euros. Thank you those that came and others who donated for your generosity -
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If you have any problem booking or need more information email me or phone 935 086 365.
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