Saturday, September 26, 2015
Saturday Jazz Performance - "Bourbon Street Parade" - Heartbeat Dixieland Jazz Band
This Saturday lets take a look and a listen to Bourbon Street Parade by the Heartbeat Dixieland Jazz Band out of Connecticut.
Bourbon Street Parade was written by the New Orleans drummer Paul Barbarin (1899-1969) in 1952 and was popularized by The Dukes of Dixieland and just about every jazz musician has played it from Louis Armstrong and Al Hirt to Wynton Marsalis.
The Heartbeat Dixieland Jazz Band was founded by drummer Bill Logozzo, and the group specializes in playing Dixieland. Bill along with Wendy Manemeit founded a charitable organization called Musical Dreams for Human Harmony which helps people in need.
This video performance of Bourbon Street Parade was recorded on April 6, 2013 in Middletown, Connecticut for an event called Jazzin' With The Stars 2013. The musicians who are performing here are Tom Brown on trumpet; Sherman Kahn on saxophone; John Clark on clarinet; Skip Hughes on trombone and Ben Griffin on the trombone doubles as singer; Shari Lucas on piano; and Steve Keeler on banjo.