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We are in our 60th Year!
In February we will be celebrating our 60th anniversary. In the past ten years, we have added only two new players, but our band has evolved musically in two important ways. First, we are playing to young adults who pack the dance floors jitterbugging and swing dancing to the music of Louis Jordan, Nellie Lutcher and other pop stars of the 40s and 50s. Second, the QCJB has embraced old and new second-line styles from the streets of New Orleans. The music of New Orleans artists like Trombone Shorty and Dr. John and bands like the Rebirth Brass Band and the Treme Brass Band have inspired us to discover new rhythms and melodies that are thrilling our concert and party audiences of all ages. We know that our future and the future of our music depends on attracting new audiences and younger audiences. The jazz roots styles of Louis Armstrong and Bessie Smith will never be out of date and we are well known for playing early jazz with energy and respect.
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The QCJB's latest Recording, "Jumpin'" is now available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon. The CD and individual tunes are available for purchase on iTunes.
El Rancho News
Sunday May 26--No
Monday May 27--Probably
Sunday June 23--No
Sunday July 28--No
Still waiting to hear, but it looks like we will be at El Rancho on Labor Day Monday, May 27 rather than on Sunday the 26th.
Because they have a conflict we will not be there on Sunday June 23.
Due to the Evergreen Jazz Festival we will not be there on July 28.
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We are a busy band!!