Dukes Of Dixieland (1975)

DUKES of Dixieland bring traditional jazz and Dixieland to the 21st century, weaving together elements of country, pop, gospel, and country, with authentic New Orleans sounds. Today’s Dukes have more than 40 years of experience behind them. Their sound is timeless and adaptable, just as jazz is supposed to be. Dixieland’s DUKES – Strong tradition, great music, and new ground. As ambassadors for New Orleans jazz, the DUKES are proud to have carried their New Orleans heritage with pride. The DUKES are the oldest Dixieland jazz group and have sold out venues such as The Hollywood Bowl and The Kennedy Center. The DUKES are bright and brassy, or smooth and dark like cane syrup. They bring an authentic touch to the songs of Dixie’s past. In 1974, John Shoup, a television producer, relaunched DUKES of Dixieland. This was 40 years ago. In Chicago, the DUKES performed their first symphony concert that summer with the Grant Park Pops. Later that year, Dukes Place opened its first jazz club. It is located atop the Monteleone Hotel in New Orleans’ French Quarter, where Louis Prima used to be. The DUKES hosted Arthur Rooney and his Steelers team, who were the winners of the Superdome Superbowl. The DUKES released 18 albums over the next 25-year period1975-2000. They also performed with hundreds of orchestras and celebrated five birthdays together with Bob Hope. The DUKES still perform on the NATCHEZ every night, and this year marks their 20th anniversary. The DUKES, Moses Hogan and the New Orleans Gospel Choir collaborated on Gloryland in 2000. It was nominated to a Grammy. They collaborated with Luther Kent, a Blues singer, during a Bush Clinton Katrina fundraiser and produced three albums, including one Christmas album. They released the album When Country Meets Dixie last year with the Oak Ridge Boys, along with a half-dozen other country artists. This was their first foray into country music. They released Superbowl @ Mardi Gras 2013 in early 2013. They released Superbowl @ Mardi Gras 2013 in early 2013. from http://www.dukesofdixieland.com

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