New Orleans Jazz - this band is exciting, fun, unique and very musical.
The Original Dixieland Jazz Band performs traditional Dixieland jazz, “The Music That Made New Orleans Famoussm” producing a current sound with truly authentic New Orleans music. They are the oldest Dixieland jazz band with a direct link back to 1916, securing over 96 years of tradition. The ODJB produce a sound that is true to the original music, structure and harmony yet leap forward with innovative and creative improvised solos, in authentic jazz form. In the element of New Orleans Jazz Ambassadors they are held in the highest regard, humbly performing throughout the world to sold-out audiences. This band has earned its place in history having recorded the very first jass recordings in 1917 and securing the word “jazz” as a musical genre. They were the very first to sell over a million recordings of a new American “pop” music for dancing which they held for over six years. From 1917 until 1938, the ODJB recorded over fifty-two (52!) records and continues today with over four more full albums under the direction of the original leader’s son, Jimmy LaRocca. In naming only a few, they have performed to sold-out venues in Italy, Japan, Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, Ireland, Scotland and Brazil. Today, a family tradition continues, honoring jazz heritage from the one and only crescent city, New Orleans, the Big Easy! Toe tapping, hand clapping, finger snapping, happy music, the ODJB carry on a famous sound that is nearing one hundred years of glorious, swingin’ music.
Direct from New Orleans - Established in
1917, under the leadership of Nick LaRocca, the Original Dixieland Jazz Band (ODJB)
made the first
jazz recording. This first and many to follow were instant sensational
“Hits” that were inspirational and influential beyond imagination. The
success of the ODJB recordings was immense and musicians worldwide changed
instrumentation to emulate the sound and style they made famous. From
1917 to 1938 they recorded fifty-two 78’s that are still sold today on various
The ODJB is back in full swing under the direction of the original
leader’s son, Jimmy LaRocca, on trumpet and vocals, with a fine ensemble of
New Orleans musicians. They have performed concerts and jazz festivals worldwide
and have four internationally selling CD’s on the ODJB Records label.
Jimmy and the ODJB are dedicated to jazz education through clinics, lectures and
workshops. The ODJB shines the brightest on a concert stage and it is refreshing
to see so many people tap feet, clap hands, smile and comment on how good they
feel when they listen to this music from New Orleans.
Over 96 years of tradition place Jimmy LaRocca's