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It's a distinctive sound--not big-band swing, with horns creating harmony. Nor is it modern jazz or "bebop," the post-World War II style that relies on speeding tempos and virtuoso soloing. And it's not "pop" music, the form of music from the pre-rock 'n roll days.
Join us for a 7 day Caribbean Cruise aboard the Carnival Conquest while dancing our way to paradise! We leave from Miami, FL come in early for dances in Miami and head to the warm beaches and crystal clear waters of the Eastern exotic Caribbean to visit the exotic ports of Grand Turk; St. Classes while at sea and dances every night!
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An international band, including musicians from New Orleans, with a very high standard of musical quality, musicianship and feeling for the music. Right from the start, this ensemble has been praised for its festival performances. It consists of 6 to 7 handpicked musicians from different countries, each representing the best on their respective instrument.
The deep intuitive swing that Duke Ellington called "bouncing buoyancy" is as difficult to perfect as it is satisfying, but for pianist Chris Dawson and friends — trombonist Dan Barrett, guitarist Denny Hardwick, bassist Christoph Luty, and drummer Hal Smith — inspired danceable improvisation is second nature. As pianist and arranger, he draws inspiration from Teddy Wilson, Nat Cole and Hank Jones, but he doesn't recreate classic jazz records. Like his heroes Ruby Braff and Dave McKenna, he brings his own harmonic subtlety and rhythmic ease to the jazz tradition.
Steeped with American historyCreole culture, and 18th-century European design, the Andrew Jackson Hotel is a true local treasure, steps away from swinging jazz clubs, world-class restaurants, and the lively bars of Bourbon Street. Proudly listed on the National Register of Historic Places, our townhouse-style property stands out among the other hotels in New Orleans' French Quarterwith its iconic wrought-iron balconies and soothing, tropical courtyards. The Andrew Jackson Hotel believes in making guests feel at home.
There they hold concerts about per yearhost community programs, and provide educational opportunities for the local jazz and music scene. It was also there that they recorded their most recent album— Songs: The Music of Allen Toussaint on Storyville Records—whose focus is self-evident. Bridgewater, who has been immersed in New Orleans music and culture for the last few years, had a different take.