Dixieland Bands - Fantasia Music

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Dixieland Jazz has it’s origins in New Orleans USA where the first bands appeared in the early 1900’s. Everyone knows music from this era with famous tunes such as ‘When the Saints Go Marching In’ and ‘Basin Street Blues’ etc. and just about everyone has heard of it’s greatest exponent in trumpeter Louis Armstrong.

Dixieland Bands are characterised by that special sound of a lead instrument, usually a trumpet playing the tune while other instruments of Clarinet and Trombone improvise around it. The rest of the band is a rhythm section which is usually Banjo, Sousaphone or Bass then Piano and Drums. Other versions of Dixieland Bands do not have piano or drums particularly when strolling and so this style of Jazz Band varies in size and instrumentation.

Dixieland Bands are great for all kinds of events when an uplifting atmosphere is required such as parties, garden parties, drinks receptions and fetes. Book a great Jazz Band from the selection below by clicking on the photo for more information then either fill in the enquiry box, email or call us!

Alan James Band

Dixieland bands, Jazz, Trad Bands.

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The Alan James Band has established a reputation for entertaining, swinging ‘Dixieland’ music second to none. Its members are all vastly experienced, most of them have been successful band leaders in there own right and are dedicated to their music. The wide variety of their engagements indicates their wide appeal. Jazz clubs and festivals are… Read more »


Bob Wilson Jazz band

Dixieland bands, Jazz, Trad Bands.

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Leading Jazz Trombonist Bob wilson leads this top quality Midlands based band playing Jazz and Swing. The music is from the popular repertoire of Louis Armstrong, Chris Barber, Acker Bilk and Kenny Ball. Bob has played for the Syd Lawrence Orchestra, The Squadronaires, Herb Miller, Kenny Baker and on the cruise ships QE2 and the… Read more »



Mardi Gras Jazz Band

Dixieland bands, Jazz, Swing Bands, Trad Bands.

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The Mardi Gras Jazz band – A versatile, professional band to suit any event. Strolling band to a full swing combo. Whether you are organising a wedding, a corporate reception, a product launch, a garden party or a cruise, the Mardi Gras JazzBand will jazz-up your event in a style that catches exactly the right… Read more »


Silk Street Jazz

Dixieland bands, Jazz, Trad Bands.

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Silk Street Jazz was formed in 2003 as a new generation of early jazz band. Today the ensemble contains the cream of young London jazz musicians whom continue to revitalise the scene with their flair, excitement and enthusiasm. Their ability to acknowledge and reflect on the past but to create a contemporary sound is why… Read more »


The Big Chris Barber Band

Dixieland bands, Jazz, Trad Bands.

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Chris Barber formed his first New Orleans Band in 1949 at the age of 19 after being inspired by the music of The King Oliver Creole Jazz Band. Over the 50 or so years since then, having performed over 10000 concerts and produced 100 CD’s, the band has become one of the world’s most successful… Read more »