Dixie sound, good hu­mour add to show

South Waikato News - - ENTERTAINMENT -

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.

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