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Dixieland Jazz Celebration with the State Street Traditional Jazz Band

Join us as the State Street Traditional Jazz Band returns for a free concert of Dixieland Jazz.  The entire community, young and old, is invited to celebrate with great food, drink and music in a celebration hosted by the Betke family in honor of Mary Ann Betke.

The State Street Traditional Jazz Band performs vintage New Orleans Jazz dating back to the authentic origins of this music at the turn of the last Century from the early to mid-1900s. These enchanting sounds were birthed and only heard then in New Orleans and throughout the Louisiana Delta region. However, following World War I, jazz moved north out of New Orleans and in the course of the move it inevitably changed.....

Still, at that time many musical greats kept it alive such as Louis Armstrong, and other notable musicians of that era. In more recent years, the Original Preservation Hall Jazz Band of New Orleans, and a few traditional New Orleans jazz groups played this enchanting music in its authentic form.

Sadly, today those original legendary musicians with deep roots to the origins of jazz have passed, but the State Street Traditional Jazz Band is dedicated to playing, preserving and keeping this joyful music alive!

This band performs familiar early jazz songs, blues numbers and old New Orleans spirituals dating back over 100 years. Favorites from this era played by the State Street Traditional Jazz Band include: When the Saints Go Marching In, Has anybody Seen My Gal, Saint Louis Blues, and over 150 other songs in their musical repertoire from that time period.

With Band Members:

John Page, founder & band leader – trumpet

Doug Protsik – piano
Peter Dunphy – banjo
Pete Collins – clarinet
Bill Rayne – trombone
Bill Thurston – drums
Tom Wilbur – sousaphone & tuba


Doors open at 4 pm. This is a free event.  All are welcome.  Please join us!



Show Dates + Times
Fri, Aug 24 @ 7:30 pm
Sun, Sep 30 @ 4:30 pm

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