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Barry Bryson

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The DIXIE RASCALS: Four to Six dynamic musicians trace the origins of tap-your-feet, clap-your-hands, grin-on-your-face Dixieland music. They perform in period costume on traditional Dixieland instruments: trumpet, trombone, clarinet, banjo, tuba and drums and focus on the role of each instrument in the ensemble. Emphasis is placed on the importance of listening to each other in the music as in every day conversation. Special attention is devoted to the cultural place of the music in life event, New Orleans traditions, and a celebration of the human spirit.

Swing Street Ensembles specializes in the performance of traditional American music from Ragtime and Dixieland to Big Band Swing and classic Jazz.