Sunday, August 10, 2014

Jazz Performance Saturday! - Belgrade Dixieland Orchestra - "At the Jazz Band Ball"

This Saturday we have a video of the Belgrade Dixieland Orchestra playing At the Jazz Band Ball.
A publicity still of the Belgrade Dixieland Orchestra!
At the Jazz Band Ball which is a Dixieland Jazz standard was composed by Nick LaRocca and Larry Shields, members of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, in 1917. The ODJB recorded their first version of this tune in New York on September 3, 1917. The group would go on to record it a few more times. It is a very popular tune and most Traditional jazz bands play it.
The Belgrade Dixieland Orchestra operates out of Serbia. They have an extensive list of recordings that have been put out five CDs, their last being "National Treasure" from 2012, and have made appearances worldwide, but especially in Europe.
Members of the orchestra are,  Vladimir Rackovic - banjo, vocals; Sava Matic - trumpet; Veljko Klenkovski - clarinet; Vukasin Markovic - trombone; Aleksandar Miletic - piano; Ivan Maksimovic - bass; Milos Milosavljevic - drums; and Aleksandra Bijelic - vocals.
They have a website HERE and are also on FACEBOOK!

This performance was uploaded online on March 20, 2009.
Listen to the Original Dixieland Jazz Band's version of the tune recorded March 19, 1919.

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