Charliesax > Charlie's New Orleans Jazz Band - New Orleans & Trad Jazz


We take tunes by Louis Armstrong, Sydney Bechet, Kenny Ball, Acker Bill, Fats Waller and various other Trad and New Orleans bands and play them in our own inimitable way.

Its a fun repertoire and people may recognise a lot of the tunes because they have been extensively used on television and radio over the years.


Below are tunes from a couple of fifty minute sets.

first set
Marching Through Georgia
Jazz Me Blues
Basin Street Blues
Tiger Rag
When the Saints Go Marching In
St. Louis Blues
Twelfth Street Rag
When You're Smiling
The Isle Of Capri
Honeysuckle Rose

second set
Midnight In Moscow
I've Found A New Baby
My Blue Heaven
Sweet Georgia Brown
Petite Fleur
Bring Me Sunshine
Puttin' On The Ritz
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down
Bye Bye Blackbird
Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue
High Society
Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey?
It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing
Stranger On The Shore


The Trad Jazz revival took Britain by storm early in the 1960s and led to the formation of such great bands as Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen, Mr Acker Bilk & His Paramount Jazz Band & Humphrey Lyttleton.

Their music took a fresh look at early 20th century New Orleans jazz tunes, added some of it's own and used contemporary popular tunes too.

In the early sixties trad musicians dressed up in weird stagewear such as cowboy and indians outfits, cavaliers etc but nowadays this has mostly calmed down to a uniform of black trousers, and matching coloured shirts and waistcoats. Stripey blazer and straw boater is another good one.