The Dixie Diehards
The Dixie Diehards Dixieland Band was formed in August, 2006 by a group of traditional jazz and Dixieland music enthusiasts whose members include a medical doctor, a retired school principal, a research scientist, businessmen and an investigative news reporter.
The "Diehard" title derives from members' long-running devotion to traditional jazz music of the early 20th century exemplified by such New Orleans bands as the Original Dixieland Jass Band and Louis Armstrong's All-Stars as well as Chicago area musicians like Muggsy Spanier and Jimmy McPartland.
Playing melodies that vary from rollicking numbers like "Hello Dolly," "Doctor Jazz" and "Bill Bailey" to soulful renditions of "Basin Street Blues" and "Georgia On My Mind," the Dixie Diehards are a throwback to the good times from an indelible era in American history. Someone recently observed: "It is impossible to listen to the Dixie Diehards without tapping your toes!"
Ticket Prices: $15 (Stu/Sen $14, Mem $12 Child U 12 $8)