Introducing the band.....
The DixieLanders Jazz Band was formed in 2006
when a " lonesome " cornet player met a tenor
banjo man by way of Craig's List.
The intent was to rekindle their mutual
enjoyment of traditional jazz music.
As luck would have it, there were a number of
other musicians in the area who were equally
enthusiastic to recreate the music popular
during their formative years. The
Jazz Band started at the
Landings Yacht & Tennis Club
in Ft Myers, Florida and performs for discriminating audiences throughout
Southwestern region of Florida. Our band is composed of musicians
from all walks of life and from around the country. Band members
include retired executives, lawyers, educators, and other professions.
The common denominator that brings this group together is the shared
love of traditional jazz music in the New Orleans style. We all
grew up listening to the Dixieland jazz that came up the river
from New Orleans beginning at the turn of the century up to the early
1960's. Eventually, this style of
jazz has fallen into the musical melting pots of Chicago, Kansas City,
St. Louis, San Francisco and New Orleans. You can now add Ft
Myers to the list.