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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November/December 2018 UPDATE
Thank you for supporting the band during 2018. As things always slow down leading up to Christmas so, as in the past, we have now discontinued our Sunday evening residency at Alvor as not enough people are booking.
We are contracted to play at Tivoli Hotel, up to and including Monday 26th November. We will then recommence playing there from around April 2019. It is possible that we may be play a couple of gigs at O'Navegador and Tivoli, Lagos over the Christmas/New Year period. If enough people showed interested we might play New Year's Eve at O'Navegador so please let me know if you would come. You will be updated as soon as we know what is happening.
We are doing (with several other musical acts) a special charity concert with all proceeds going to the Bombeiros (Fire service) now confirmed for Saturday 2nd February 2019 at the little theatre (Teatro Mascarenhas Gregorio). This will be advertised very soon as we want to raise as much money as possible for this very worthy cause -
I would like to take the opportunity on behalf of the band to wish you and yours a very Happy Christmas and New Year's Eve and wish you a prosperous 2019. If you need more information email me or phone 935 086 365.
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