Saturday, June 20, 2015

Jazz Performance Saturday - "When the Saints Go Marching In" - The Arizona Dixieland Jazz Band

Some jazz tunes were originally tunes played for worship. "When the Saints Go Marching In" is one of these traditional tunes that jazz bands, especially Traditional or Dixieland jazz bands, that seems to have its roots in religious worship.

Here the Arizona Dixieland Jazz Band literally plays the tune during a church concert held at the Phoenix First Congregational United Church of Christ, on February 19, 2012. I'm not certain what the name of the first tune that is included on the video, so I'm focusing on the second tune, "When the Saints Go Marching In" where the churches choir joins the band.

I haven't been able to find any information on the band or its members. Notice how the two musicians in the front row easily switch between instruments. The first guy plays trumpet and trombone and the second, trumpet and saxophone!

I discuss "When the Saints Go Marching In" more fully on another entry HERE.

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