The elusive history of jazz music lends to its mystique. The all-American musical genre is firmly rooted in the history of our great country. New Orleans has often been dubbed the birthplace of jazz but how did this revolutionary music extend to other parts of the country and all over the world as well?
The Razzmajazz Dixieland Band has been performing high-energy, upbeat jazz shows since 1987. Our Swing Jazz and Traditional New Orleans Jazz tunes are popular among the residents who invite us to corporate events, weddings, intimate dinners, and special occasions.
We’re one of the leading jazz groups in Texas and nearby regions, but many of our influences originated in New Orleans.
The Big Easy is an ancient city that boasts of rich history. A melting pot of different cultures, races, and ethnicities, New Orleans was a true representation of the US as we know it today. When people from different parts of the world brought their cultural heritage to the city, the resulting music took on the form of Jazz.
New Orleans’ Congo Square has often been credited for Jazz’s roots. This is because the African American communities would gather here to share their music, song, and dance. Everyone here knew that music wasn’t a luxury; it was a symbol of freedom and the sound of revolution.
The distinctive sound of New Orleans Jazz can be credited to the rich mix of cultures, all of which came together to form a genre that was for all.
The more affluent groups would indulge in Jazz music as an art form while the less affluent ones would take to the streets with lively performances and expressive dances. A sense of community fostered the birth and spread of Jazz—it stirred emotions and got everyone moving!
Spreading Far and Wide
Jazz played a vital role in uplifting the spirits of the American public when the United States joined the First World War in 1917. The genre continued to thrive after the war ended and played an important role during the Second World War as well.
As people moved to other parts of the country, so did jazz musicians. The early and mid20th century saw an increase in jazz greats, like Ellington, moving to cities like Kansas City, Chicago, and New York. Employment opportunities and the growing popularity of jazz music encouraged these talented musicians to take their music far and wide.
The traveling bands took with them the upbeat tunes of jazz music, taking the sounds of Bourbon Street with them all over the country.
The appeal of jazz music has known no bounds over the past century. Razzmajazz Dixieland Band has been proudly contributing to this cause with our high-energy performances. We have an impressive repertoire consisting of over 950 songs from the golden era of Jazz that brings any event to life!
We’re doing our part in continuing the legacy of jazz music. Hire our New Orleans Traditional and Swing Jazz band for any kind of performance—no matter what your venue or budget, we’ll make it unforgettable!
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If you have any queries, get in touch with us by calling at (817)-233-4149.
Our Past Shows
As one of the leading jazz bands in Dallas and other parts of North Texas, we perform some of the most popular tunes from the 20s, ‘30s, ‘40s, and ‘50s. Our performances have been hosted by various organizations over the years, some of them are:
- St Alban’s Parish – Anglican
- Pecan Street Arts Festival – Arlington
- Main Street Arts Festival – Fort Worth
- Walnut Creek Country Club
- Junior League of Arlington
- Richland Pointe Mall
- Worth Cattledrive Rest.
- Dallas Museum of Art
- North American Society of First Responders
- National Semiconductor
- Albertson’s Food Stores
- Anatole Hotel
- Children’s Medical Center
- Fort Worth Boat Club
- Denton Arts and Jazz Festival
- Texas Rangers
- Mesquite Exchange Club
- Park Suites Hotel
- Six Flags Over Texas
- Dallas Mavericks
- Brinker International
- Globe Life Park
- Fielder Road Baptist Church
- Law Offices of Windle Turley
- Mira Vista Country Club
- Aerospace Optics
- Plano Firefighters Assoc.
- Case Power and Equipment