Traditional Jazz

Steve DeTroy

Sun, 08/06/23
Steve DeTroy started playing piano in the church and with his father , a jazz pianist, and studied under Junior Mance in college. DeTroy, an East Coast native, found his way to New Orleans and cut his chops with Walter “Wolfman” Washington’s Roadmasters and jazz and blues b... Read more

Soul Brass Band

Sun, 08/06/23
Soul Brass Band is the brainchild of percussionist and raconteur Derrick “Smoker” Freeman, aided and abetted by Billboard-charting saxophonist and vocalist James Martin and a band of all-star New Orleans musicians, including Terrance Taplin, Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown, and ... Read more

Some Like it Hot!

Sun, 08/06/23
Some Like It Hot! is an energetic and enthusiastic traditional jazz group led by Kaye Caldwell on trumpet and an all-star cast of expert musicians. The self-described “vintage” jazz band holds down regular New Orleans gigs and is a dancer’s favorite choice at The French Qua... Read more

Smoking Time Jazz Club

Sun, 08/06/23
The Smoking Time Jazz Club are one of the leaders in the renaissance of the New Orleans swing and traditional jazz bands that has occurred over the last decade or so. The Smoking Time Jazz Club mines the canon for fresh material, and at the same time refreshes some of the t... Read more

Slick Skillet Serenaders

Sun, 08/06/23
The Slick Skillet Serenaders bring a pre WWII sensibility to their effervescent and enthusiastic shows, with vaudeville jokes and slapstick stage antics adding dimension to their repertoire of ragtime, traditional jazz, and blues. The band has a handful of albums out, inclu... Read more

Silver Lining Serenaders

Sun, 08/06/23
The Silver Lining Serenaders, a vibrant musical ensemble hailing from New Orleans, embrace the city’s active trad jazz scene with a repertoire heavy on vintage jazz, swing, and Western swing.  This collective of passionate musicians, anchored by violinist Ella Inglebret and... Read more

Shotgun Jazz Band

Sun, 08/06/23
The Shotgun Jazz Band, the brainchild of bandleader and trumpeter Marla Dixon, is one of the most in-demand, exciting traditional jazz bands to emerge in recent years. The cast is all-star: on rhythm, banjoist John Dixon, bassist Twerk Thompson, and David Boeddinghaus on pi... Read more

Shake 'Em Up Jazz Band

Sun, 08/06/23
The Shake 'Em Up Jazz Band, an all-female cast of traditional New Orleans jazz musicians, is a dynamic presence on the local – and international – musical scene.  Featuring expert musicians like trombonist Haruka Kikuchi, trumpeter Marla Dixon, and Chloe Feoranzo, Molly Ree... Read more

Seva Venet

Sun, 08/06/23
Seva Venet is a traditional banjoist and guitarist who channels the spirit of Django Reinhardt and Danny Barker in his traditional jazz stylings. Venet was raised in Los Angeles, and learned musical craftsmanship from his father, a songwriter and producer, and his uncle Nik... Read more

Secret Six Jazz Band

Sun, 08/06/23
The Secret Six Jazz Band took shape during the pandemic, when, with clubs shut down,  a core group of six musicians (members of the Smoking Time Jazz Band) took their instruments to parks, parking lots, on porches – anywhere to keep the music playing and keep up the spirits... Read more

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