SMOKING TIME JAZZ CLUB IS A NEW ORLEANS BASED TRADITIONAL JAZZ BAND REVIVING THE MUSIC OF THE 1920S AND 30S FOR TODAYS LISTENERS, SWING DANCERS AND JAZZ FANS. THE BAND WAS FORMED IN 2010 IN THE MUSICAL GUMBO THAT IS NEW ORLEANS. RIDING THE CREST OF THE FRENCHMEN STREET SWING RENAISSANCE THEY FIND JOY AND INSPIRATION FROM THE CITY AND THE MUSIC WRITTEN BY THE GREAT TURN OF THE CENTURY ARTISTS WHO MADE JAZZ THE LIVING CULTURAL LEGACY IT IS TODAY.
Emphasizing old New Orleans-style ensemble playing, a stomping rhythm section, and a genuine love of the hot, bluesy, no-frills melodies that once poured forth from New Orleans’ dance halls, Shotgun Jazz Band makes music that is both immediate in its influences and timeless in its appeal. To date, Shotgun Jazz Band has recorded 4 albums; Algiers Strut 2011, their enthusiastic live release, One Drink Minimum 2012, and their official full-length debut, Don’t Give Up the Ship 2013. Their latest effort, Yearning, was voted by Offbeat Magazine as #8 in the “Top 50 Louisiana Album Releases of 2014”, and was also nominated Best of the Beat’s “Best Traditional Jazz Album” of 2014. Recorded at New Orleans’ historic Luthjen’s Dance Hall by Earl Scioneaux III, Yearning features Marla Dixon on trumpet, James Evans on reeds, Charlie Halloran on trampagne, Ben Polcer on piano, Twerk Thomson on bass, Justin Peake on drums, and John Dixon on banjo. While the band’s lineup tends …
Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses | Mondays 7PM-10PM The New Orleans Swamp Donkeys | Mondays 10PM – til The New Orleans Jazz Vipers | Wednesdays 10PM – til The Smoking Time Jazz Club | Saturdays 7PM – 10PM The Shotgun Jazz Band | 2nd & 4th Thursday of every month | 7PM – 10PM
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