Dixieland Music

Dixieland Music

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  • Band Type:   Jazz
  • Musician Type:   Other
  • Show/Info:   Dixieland, sometimes referred to as hot jazz or traditional jazz, is an upbeat style of jazz based on the music that developed in New Orleans. Instruments include horn, banjo, piano, keyboard, double bass, drums, guitar, and vocals
  • Performs:   Upbeat Dixieland music traditional jazz show tunes ideal for celebrations

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Dixieland Traditional Jazz

Our professional musicians perform as a trio up to a six piece band. Dixieland, sometimes referred to as hot jazz or traditional jazz, is an upbeat style of jazz based on the music that developed in New Orleans. Instruments include horn, banjo, piano, keyboard, double bass, drums, guitar, and vocals. Our group may stroll throughout a reception area or play from a stationary area. A revival movement for traditional jazz, formed in reaction to the orchestrated sounds of the swing era and the perceived chaos of the new bebop sounds of the 1940s pulled “Dixieland” out from the somewhat forgotten band’s name for the music they championed.

Music Instrumentation

The revival movement included elements of the Chicago style that developed during the 1920s, such as the use of a string bass instead of a tuba, and chordal instruments, in addition to the original format of the New Orleans style. “Dixieland” may in that sense be regarded as denoting the jazz revival movement of the late 1930s to the 1950s as much as any particular subgenre of jazz. The essential elements that were accepted as within the style were the traditional front lines consisting of trumpets, trombones, and clarinets, and ensemble improvisation over a 2-beat rhythm.