Dixie sound, good humour add to show
The soaring sounds of classics will be heard at The Plaza in Putaruru next month when the Australian Dixie Street Jazz Band performs.
The group will play on August 3.
When piano, sousaphone, banjo, drums, trombone, trumpet and reeds get together, the result is phenomenal.
The musicians bring to their performances good humour which overflows to their young and old audiences.
The music for this tour was selected for its diverse mix, easy listening and danceablility.
Tempo changes from ballads to marches to ragtime and stomps. The repertoire highlights the 1900-1930 Golden Years of early Jazz, featuring classic compositions of Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver and Louis Armstrong.
The Plaza manager Nicola Warrington said: ‘‘I’m looking forward to some toe-tapping tunes filling the acoustics in the auditorium and hope we get a good crowd in to experience the great jazz sound.’’
The South Waikato News has two double passes to give away.
Simply tell us where the band is from along with your name and contact details to go into the draw.
DIVERSITY: Australian Dixie Street Jazz Band is touring New Zealand and will play in Putaruru next month.