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New Orleans Musicians 09 May 2017

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New Orleans is where jazz began and the first jazz recording was made in 1917.

The city’s music has evolved in many exciting directions but still remains an extraordinary melting pot of musical styles and great players. It's one of the most vibrant places for jazz and blues today.

In 2017, we present over 30 concerts featuring New Orleans music, from the Louis Armstrong inspired New Orleans Swamp Donkeys Traditional Jass Band, to the second line brass of Soul Brass Band to the funk of Smokers World and Dumpstaphunk, the new modern jazz star of the trombone, David L Harris, and the hip-hop infused Hot 8 Brass Band.

We also offer classic New Orleans Cajun music with the Savoy Family Cajun Band.

New Orleans guests are sprinkled through out the programme playing with Scottish bands as diverse as Swampfog, and the Spirits of Rhythm.

The highlight of the season is the Festival’s gala concert with the New Orleans Classic Big Band, the singer, Ingrid Lucia, and an all star selection of small groups.


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