You’ve probably come across Traditional New Orleans and Swing Jazz no matter where you’ve gone. The upbeat tunes have provided high-energy entertainment at wedding parties and helped provide the perfect atmosphere for corporate parties alike.
From instrumentality to the energetic performances, the Razzmajazz Dixieland Band has perfected the art of this lively jazz style. As one of the leading jazz groups from Dallas, Texas, we’ve performed at countless events all over North Texas and the Metroplex Areas in the past three decades.
Over the years, we’ve been asked several jazz-related questions that lovers of the musical genre seem to be pondering over. Today, we’re answering them for you!
What are New Orleans Traditional and Swing Jazz?
For anyone who isn’t familiar with the genre, jazz and its various styles can be confused. New Orleans Traditional and Swing Jazz are two of the many styles that have evolved with time; however, these two have gained the most popularity over time.
New Orleans Traditional Jazz traces its origins back to the very beginning of the genre itself. This influential jazz style was birthed in the Crescent City, inspired by the rich history and developed by the milieu of cultures there.
Swing Jazz gained popularity in the 1930s, becoming the unforgettable sound of the Roaring Twenties. This high-energy jazz style lent to the feelings of hope, change, and celebration that were characteristic of the decade.
Following the legacy of the jazz legends and the styles they developed, our jazz band has an extensive repertoire of songs from the ‘20s, ‘30s, ‘40s, and ‘50s.
What Makes Jazz Music So Popular Today?
Jazz music is one of the few musical genres that has endured for over a century since it’s Golden Age—the Jazz Age. Its popularity today has been owing to the feel-good nature of the music itself.
Upbeat, high-energy jazz performances are widely-popular entertainment choices at a variety of events. The rhythmic tunes of Swing and New Orleans Traditional Jazz are the perfect engaging music to dance the evening away to—whether you’re at a wedding party, intimate dinner, or corporate event!
What Instruments Are Usually in a Jazz Band?
Different styles of jazz use an array of various instruments to produce the lively sound we all know and love. Be it a wedding or corporate event, the symphony of sounds is usually created with a collection of instruments including trumpets, saxophones, clarinets, trombones, percussions, and pianos.
Our jazz band can customize the entertainment at your event according to your needs. Depending on your budget and nature of the event, we can tailor the size of our band and the instruments we play for you.
What makes us a popular choice for North Texas jazz lovers is that our performances are filled with passion and entertainment—it’s an experience you and your guests will never forget.
Razzmajazz Dixieland Band follows in the footsteps of New Orleans Traditional and Swing Jazz greats to provide you high-energy, lively musical performances at various types of events.
Our Past Performances
Our Swing and New Orleans Traditional Jazz band has been performing at weddings, corporate events, and other special occasions since 1984. Some of the organizers of these events are:
- Plano Firefighters Assoc.
- Anatole Hotel
- Junior League of Arlington
- Dallas Museum of Art
- Six Flags Over Texas
- Law Offices of Windle Turley
- Richland Pointe Mall
- Dallas Mavericks
- Mesquite Exchange Club
- Pecan Street Arts Festival – Arlington
- Fielder Road Baptist Church
- Albertson’s Food Stores
- Mira Vista Country Club
- Ft. Worth Cattledrive Rest.
- North American Society of First Responders
- Park Suites Hotel
- Brinker International
- St Alban’s Parish – Anglican
- Aerospace Optics
- Globe Life Park
- Walnut Creek Country Club
- Children’s Medical Center
- Main Street Arts Festival – Fort Worth
- Texas Rangers
- Fort Worth Boat Club
- Case Power and Equipment
- Denton Arts and Jazz Festival
- National Semiconductor