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New Orleans/Dixieland Lunch Cruise on the St. Johns River
March 8, 2015 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
$2 - $58.12
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2nd Sunday of each month March-September
New Orleans/Dixieland Jazz lunch cruise on the St. Johns River!!!
Join us aboard the Barbara Lee for a music filled lunch spectacular with Kid Dutch and his New Orleans Music 5 Piece Jazz Band.
Lunch included, full cash bar Reservations required. 321-441-3030 www.stjohnsrivershipco.com
ABOUT KID DUTCH Formed in 1984, Kid Dutch and his New Orleans Music is Florida’s only authentic New Orleans-style jazz band. This 4-7 piece band plays jazz and blues in the New Orleans dance-hall idiom, a style which can be traced from the beginnings of jazz over a hundred years ago to the traditional bands in New Orleans today. As jazz pioneer Jelly Roll Morton used to say, tunes are played “sweet and pretty, with plenty rhythm”. Relaxed tempos are used, but the music is driving, hot, exciting, danceable, and above all, FUN! The repertoire of Kid Dutch and his New Orleans Music covers everything from jazz standards to pop tunes, the blues, marches, rags, spirituals, waltzes, rhumbas, cajun, and creole tunes – all covering a time span from the civil war era to today! The emphasis is on style and the New Orleans groove, not on repertoire as is the case with so many “dixieland” bands. The band’s music is decidedly different. This is the original jazz as it was originally intended – for listening and dancing! Led by multi-instrumentalist/vocalist “Kid Dutch”, the band is composed of seasoned musicians – with well over 200 collective years of jazz playing experience. The instrumentation can include trumpet, trombone, clarinet/sax, banjo/guitar, bass and drums. Featured at major jazz and art festivals, jazz clubs, and conventions, this group is suitable for all occasions! “It sounded wonderful. … recalling the energy that made this style the chosen dance music in Southern black cabarets” Thom Duffy, Orlando Sentinel “… pure sheer, unadulterated joy! … take my word for it, they are well worth hearing.” Bill Frangus, Center Stage