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The band was formed in 1998 by a group of international jazz musicians, all now living in the Algarve.

With musicians from England, Scotland, Holland, and Portugal, they quickly became established as the premiere group playing Dixieland and New Orleans style jazz music from the 1920's in the area.

In 1999 the band was first featured at the Loule International Jazz Festival followed by a concert tour taking in all the major cities of Portugal, culminating at the prestigious Lisboa concert hall "Cultergest".

Since then the band has quickly become the busiest band on the Algarve playing music for listening and dancing throughout the region. The band is regularly featured at Festivals, whether parading around the streets as part of the Lagos Jazz Festival or at Vilamoura Marina to promote the "Boat Show". They can also be heard at the "Arte Viva" summer festival at Museu do Trajo, Sao Bras de Alportel.

International jazz musicians visiting the Algarve, are regularly featured with the band and in 2004 Mr. Acker Bilk, whose hit tune "Stranger on the Shore" can be heard as canned music in hotel lounges worldwide, toured with the band on his first visit to Portugal.

The current line-up is Ray Charsley (trumpet/banjo/vocals), Dave Lawson (clarinet/saxophones), John Ballinger (trombone/vocals), Cory Sea (guitar), Luis Hilario (contra bass), and Tony Scriven (drums/leader/vocals).

Continuing the New Orleans tradition of playing a mixture of Blues, Stomps, Marches, Spirituals and Ragtime numbers, the band guarantees the listeners/dancers an evening of excitement and nostalgia.

The band is available as a full concert band (The New Orleans Jazzband) or a five piece marching band (New Orleans Jazz) or for smaller venues, a four piece band (The Dixie Kings). To book the band or for more information, or to receive our monthly e-mailed newsletter, please contact Tony Scriven on 289 591 804 or mobile 935 086 365 or email tonyscriven@live.co.uk

DECEMBER 2021 Performances

Because of Covid restrictions some of our gigs have been cancelled but the following three are still very much live.

Sao Bras - Saturday 4th December New Orleans jazz with The Dixie Kings play a free street concert from 7pm at Largo de Sao Sebastiao.

Tavira - Saturday 18th December New Orleans jazz with The Dixie Kings play a jazz lunch from 12.30-15.30 at Italian Restaurant Casa di Carlo e Franco (Area Quatro Aguas next to the Marina) Reservations essential on 911 817 099 - Great food - great music - wonderful views over the estuary.

Porches - Saturday 25th December - The Dixie Kings play a special Christmas Day jazz lunch at the world famous Vila Vita Biergarten Restaurant (EN125 next to Porches roundabout). Reservations essential on 282 381 177.

On behalf of the band I would like to take the opportunity to wish you and yours a very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year, and to thank you for your support in what has been a very difficult year due to Covid.

For more details email me on tonyscriven@live.co.uk or phone (00351) 935 086 365

Tony Scriven

for New Orleans Jazz/The Dixie Kings

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