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February is Black History Month—it’s an opportunity to honor the significant contributions of African American people to our country’s progress. This annual celebration was the brainchild of historian Carter G. Woodson in 1976.

The Razzmajazz Dixieland Band recognizes that the world of jazz today owes a great deal to the contributions of African American individuals all over the country. The genre was birthed and developed by talented jazz musicians, primarily in New Orleans, and is now played all over North Texas by us. We’ve been performing New Orleans Traditional and Swing Jazz since 1984 and have garnered a reputation as one of the leading jazz bands in the area.

Jazz Music

One of the countless works and contributions of Black Americans to our country’s history is music. An inextricable part of the African culture, music became the primary mode of expression for groups of people living in America.

For communities without a voice, jazz music provided the perfect escape. It gave a sound to those who had been suppressed for too long. That’s why black history is woven into the history of jazz itself.

People took to the streets of New Orleans to play vibrant, upbeat tunes. Jazz became the symbol of freedom, expression, and a life to look forward to. The musical richness of black culture, mixed together with the cultures of various others in the region, gave us the gift of jazz music.

The Jazz Greats

Since jazz music was developed using the musical history of African American people in the region, it’s no surprise that some of the most notable jazz musicians of all time are of African descent. These legends include Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, and Louis Armstrong to name a few.

Black History Month is all about commemorating the contributions of these immensely-talented artists. As pioneers of the genre, everything jazz music is today is owed to them. Whether it was small ensembles or big band musicians, the influence of African music and traditions is heavily present in jazz music even today.

Celebrate Black History Month

Jazz holds a special place in the hearts of Americans. Not only is it a uniquely-American music genre, it tells a story of struggle, freedom, and growth. The richness of jazz isn’t just in the stories it relates, but the sense of community it encourages.

This Black History Month, play your part in honoring the contributions of the jazz greats from over a century ago. Razzmajazz Dixieland Band is inspired by the lively performances and upbeat tunes of some of the most popular jazz musicians of all time.

We carry on their legacy with every performance. Book our jazz group for some high-energy entertainment at your next special occasion, whether it’s a wedding, intimate dinner, or corporate event.

Hire our New Orleans Traditional and Swing Jazz band by contacting us. You can also hear our music on the go by getting our CD today.

All About Our Past Performances

Our Swing and New Orleans Traditional Jazz band services are available for corporate events, weddings, and other special occasions. Some of the many organizations we have performed for are:

  • Pecan Street Arts Festival – Arlington
  • Junior League of Arlington
  • Park Suites Hotel
  • Dallas Mavericks
  • Fielder Road Baptist Church
  • Fort Worth Boat Club
  • North American Society of First Responders
  • Mesquite Exchange Club
  • Law Offices of Windle Turley
  • Walnut Creek Country Club
  • Anatole Hotel
  • Six Flags Over Texas
  • Six Flags Over Texas
  • Worth Cattledrive Rest.
  • Case Power and Equipment
  • Mira Vista Country Club
  • Globe Life Park
  • Globe Life Park
  • Brinker International
  • Children’s Medical Center
  • Richland Pointe Mall
  • Denton Arts and Jazz Festival
  • Plano Firefighters Assoc.
  • IBM
  • Aerospace Optics
  • National Semiconductor
  • Main Street Arts Festival – Fort Worth
  • Albertson’s Food Stores
  • Dallas Museum of Art
  • Anheuser-Busch
  • Texas Rangers
  • St Alban’s Parish – Anglican