The great Nina Simone said, “Jazz is not just music. It’s a way of life; it’s a way of being, a way of thinking.”
The legendary jazz musician, songwriter, and arranger wasn’t wrong—the genre has transcended over the past century to become a worldwide phenomenon. No longer is it merely the sound of freedom that echoed in the streets of New Orleans, it’s become the quintessential sound of America itself!
As International Jazz Day comes around, the Razzmajazz Dixieland Band wants to commemorate the classic music genre that has defined the world of music. As some of the most popular Swing Jazz and New Orleans Traditional Jazz performers in North Texas and the Metroplex Areas, our band has offered energetic live performances at various events.
This day of celebration calls for a deeper appreciation of the genre that’s shaped the course of musical history.
What is International Jazz Day?
The United Nations Educational, Scientific,and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared April 30th as International Jazz Day.
On this day, it’s important to look back at the contributions of this genre to countless lives and how it became a medium of societal change. Not many genres have had the widespread influence that jazz music had in the past century. This role as a driver of change is what’s enabled jazz music to remain popular even a hundred years after its golden age.
Describing “freedom and openness” as the core of jazz music and explaining that it stands as a symbol of “human dignity” and “free expression”, the UNESCO recognizes the virtues of jazz music.
How can you celebrate it?
At its very core, jazz music is all about a sense of community and fraternity. That’s why there’s no better way to celebrate this genre than to commemorate the event with the sound that defines it.
International Jazz Day is celebrated all over the world by music lovers and jazz connoisseurs. Since jazz has been recognized as a uniting force for people all over the globe, it’s only fitting to honor the day with it. Last year, for instance, the day was celebrated in over 190 countries across the world.
Join Razzmajazz Dixieland Band this year
As April 30th rolls around, it’s time to plan the lively celebrations. Jazz music is known for its high-energy tunes and rhythmic beats—that’s what makes it such great dance music. So why don’t you commemorate the special celebrations by embodying the essence of the genre?
Join Razzmajazz Dixieland Band in celebrating International Jazz Day this year. Given the current situation, you might be feeling discouraged about celebrating the occasion. Our band brings the high-energy Swing Jazzand New Orleans Traditional Jazz performances to you.
Listen to our CDs while you unwind or when you’re looking for a pick-me-up. The repertoire of lively jazz classics will bring a smile to your face and remind you of everything the genre stands for—something that’s necessary during these trying times.
Once everyone’s safety and health are ensured, you can book our New Orleans Traditional and Swing Jazz band by contacting us.
Some notable performances
We’ve played our high-energy music at countless events all over North Texas since 1984. From private gatherings to grand openings, our band has performed at all types of events hosted by varied organizers, some of which are:
- Dallas Mavericks
- Aerospace Optics
- Children’s Medical Center
- St Alban’s Parish – Anglican
- Dallas Museum of Art
- Albertson’s Food Stores
- Brinker International
- Globe Life Park
- Walnut Creek Country Club
- Fort Worth Boat Club
- Law Offices of Windle Turley
- Fielder Road Baptist Church
- North American Society of First Responders
- Denton Arts and Jazz Festival
- Texas Rangers
- Plano Firefighters Assoc.
- Junior League of Arlington
- Six Flags Over Texas
- Mesquite Exchange Club
- Case Power and Equipment
- Richland Pointe Mall
- Park Suites Hotel
- Worth Cattledrive Rest.
- Pecan Street Arts Festival – Arlington
- Main Street Arts Festival – Fort Worth
- Mira Vista Country Club
- Anatole Hotel
- National Semiconductor