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Dixieland orchestra

This special orchestra provides walking a swinging and tasteful performance
This Dixieland orchestra is a lovely way to receive guests at your party, reception or shop opening. The orchestra ...
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Dixieland band

Do you want to hire a Dixieland orchestra for your party, birthday or wedding? A Dixieland orchestra brings a swinging atmosphere, entertains even the most reluctant of guests, and is appropriate for any and every occasion. They play pop music, top 40 music, jazz music and other famous singalongs. In addition, all kinds of different combinations of musicians is possible - consider a fun Dixieland trio, band or full orchestra.

Our Dixieland orchestras are very flexible and will take your bespoke wishes and preferences into account. Are you seeking a walking Dixieland orchestra, who will entertain your guests as they march around the space? Not a problem! Our Dixieland orchestras are mobile but can, of course, also perform on stage. With their combination of vocals and instruments such as banjos, tubas and brass, our Dixieland musicians know how to make your party fantastic.

Hire a Dixieland orchestra for your town festivities, festival or event

You can book our Dixieland orchestra for any and every occasion, such a city parade, a festival at your local market, or even at your own house party. What’s great about our Dixieland orchestras is that they can respond to many themes. During Christmas time, they can bring outfits to match the theme and occasion.

Are you curious about the kind of music that our Dixieland orchestras play? Have a listen to the Dixieland music demos! We’d love to help you make your event a success, so please don’t hesitate to contact us for advice. We are available seven days a week and we’re always happy to help.

Blog about booking a Dixieland orchestra

The party is almost ready, the catering is completely arranged, and the invitations are ready to go out, yet you still have the feeling that something is missing. People who have already organized an event will probably be familiar with this question.You surely want the atmosphere of the party to be a little exuberant and for the guests to enjoy themselves. In such cases, booking a Dixieland band can be the ideal decision to give your party a finishing touch.

A classical Dixieland band is an ensemble that plays Dixieland jazz, a style of jazz whose roots lie in New Orleans of the twentieth century. The composition of a Dixieland orchestra can vary, especially in regard to live acts. From a jazz trio, to a small band or a full orchestra, you can book a Dixieland band in the U.K for all kinds of events. At Evenses, you can even choose to book a Dixieland orchestra that walks amongst your guests during your party.

Does this all sound amazing to you, but you are unsure of how to find and book a Dixieland band? To start, you can take a look at the acts on our website, where every group also has a profile. We also recommend looking up some videos and other material from the Dixieland bands that you think might be good options. In addition, you can always contact us for more information about booking Dixieland orchestras and for further assistance with booking. We are available seven days a week, both via the quotation form on the website and by telephone or e-mail.

What is Dixieland jazz?

Dixieland jazz is a type of jazz that was first played by jazz musicians in old New Orleans. The name "Dixieland" is a reference to the "Old South" in colonial America, specifically to the region just south of the Mason-Dixon line, the border line between the states of Pennsylvania and Maryland. Dixieland jazz is one of the earliest styles of jazz music. Although the instruments and the size of the band can vary, a Dixieland orchestra generally consists of a "front line" of trumpet, trombone, and clarinet, with a "rhythm section" consisting of at least two of the following instruments: the guitar or the banjo, the string bass or the tuba, piano, and drums.

A typical Dixieland jazz performance consists of one instrument (usually the trumpet) that plays the melody or a recognizable variation  and the rest of the instruments of the 'front line' complement the melody to create a dynamic sound. This largely ensures that Dixieland jazz often sounds a lot more varied and polyphonic than, for example, a big band that plays according to a tightly rehearsed piece. The music started to gain prominence at the beginning of the twentieth century, but the term "Dixieland" only really became popular after the arrival of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band in 1917 and their millions of records sold. Louis Armstrong's All-Stars is also a band that is popularly identified with Dixieland jazz. Both orchestras are worth looking up if you are thinking about booking a Dixieland orchestra for your party or event, although you will undoubtedly already know them if you are a fan of the genre.

Are you going to organize a big birthday party and you're looking for a way to get your guests to dance? Do you want to turn the opening of your new store into a lively party? Or maybe you are looking for an original act to boost the annual company dinner? Whatever party you are going to organize, booking a Dixieland orchestra can turn it into a memorable occasion. The Dixieland bands with whom we regularly collaborate with play varied repertoires, from jazz and pop to sing-alongs, and are happy to adjust to the wishes of the customers. In most cases you can also help determine the composition of the band and which instruments are used. This way you can give a personal touch to almost any occasion and leave your guests amazed!

Different types of Dixieland jazz

Since jazz music in general is mainly characterized by improvisation, there are many subgenres within jazz, of which Dixieland is one. The Dixieland jazz subgenre can, however, also be subdivided into different styles, the most common of which are the Chicago Style, the West Coast Revival, and the English Old Style Jazz.

Due to the move of many Southern musicians to the North after 1917, Chicago Style jazz is a form of jazz that is strongly inspired is by the original Dixieland jazz from New Orleans. The transition from the original style to Chicago Style was mainly represented by the greater emphasis on solo choruses instead of small solo breaks, as well as the emphasis on faster tempos, string bass and guitar (replacing the traditional tuba and banjo), and saxophones. King Oliver and Jelly Roll Morton were some of the greatest stars of the Chicago jazz scene, while Louis Armstrong with his Hot Five and Hot Seven band caused a riot in the music industry from 1925 to 1928 with its typical form of Chicago Style. The development and growth of Chicago Style jazz would ultimately also be the beginning of swing music in the 1930s and 1940s.

The West Coast Revival jazz style is actually a reaction to the growth of the Chicago Style and the close link of that style with the swing music. In the late 1930s, the West Coast Revival was started by Lu Watters and his Yerba Buena Jazz Band in San Francisco, and this was later expanded by trombonist Turk Murphy. The music of iconic Dixieland artists such as Joe "King" Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong and W.C. formed the basis of the West Coast Revival repertoire. The presence of the banjo and tuba in the rhythm sections is a typical characteristic of a West Coast Revival orchestra.

Because of the influence of the two most important orchestral forms of harmony in the Low Countries, harmony and fanfare, traditional English jazz bands do not contain a piano or string instruments, apart from the banjo. What you see in these ensembles are trumpets, trombones and saxophones accompanied by a clarinet, a sousaphone, and a percussion section. This influence is also reflected in the size of a typical English jazz company: With an average number of fifteen band members, English jazz bands are the largest ensembles to play traditional jazz music.

Whether you are just starting to explore the genre or have been enjoying energetic Dixieland jazz for years, Evenses is happy to help provide the ideal band for your party or event. Booking a Dixieland orchestra does not have to be complicated if you have the right event specialists helping you along the way. Whether you are looking for a simple jazz trio for some background music during dinner or an English Old Style orchestra to blow your guests away, together we can book the Dixieland orchestra that fits perfectly with your party and within your budget.

What can Evenses do for you?

Finding the right band that can evoke the New Orleans atmosphere of the early twentieth century is best done by finding a good Dixieland jazz band. By booking a Dixieland orchestra you can create a cheerful, energetic ambiance, while providing something original and unique for your audience. After all, your guests do not normally get the chance to experience Dixieland jazz from a live orchestra every day.

One of the big advantages of working with the bands on our website is that we already have a lot of experience with booking these Dixieland orchestras. What comes with all these bookings is great experience and insight. We also detail several reviews of the band to share further insight about how good the group is. In combination with some video material and the help of our bookers you can get a good idea of the ensembles available before making a decision.

Our Dixieland orchestras can adapt to almost any type of party and theme, from romantic weddings and swinging parties with friends, to Christmas parties with colleagues and authentic American Thanksgiving dinners. With questions about the availability of our bands and the possibilities to book a Dixieland orchestra, you can contact us seven days a week, both via the quote form on the website and by e-mail and telephone.

What musicians make up a Dixieland Band?

A Dixieland band usually consists of the following musicians:

Banjo or string instrument
Double bass
Some Dixieland bands may also include female singers or saxophonists. It is important to emphasize that the composition of the band depends on the style of music they play and the personal preference of the members.

What kind of music does a Dixieland band play?

A Dixieland band plays traditional jazz music, with an emphasis on improvisation and swinging rhythms. The music of a Dixieland band is usually upbeat and energetic, and is often described as cheerful and cheerful. It is a style of music that is often played during festive occasions, such as jazz festivals and jazz clubs, and is great for dancing and celebration.

How long does a live band play?

A standard performance consists of 3 sets of 45 minutes. This is spread over a period of 3 – 3.5 hours. Shorter performances are also possible. The maximum playing time of most live bands is 4 sets of 40 minutes. This can be spread over a period of 4 to 5 hours.

How long does a live band play?

A standard performance consists of 3 sets of 45 minutes. This is spread over a period of 3 – 3.5 hours. Shorter performances are also possible. The maximum playing time of most live bands is 4 sets of 40 minutes. This can be spread over a period of 4 to 5 hours.

How long does it take to build the cover band?

The formation of bands takes approximately 45 minutes for 3 to 4 piece bands. For larger bands this takes 1 to 1.5 hours. We always adjust the amount of equipment to the group size. If the group is very large (more than 175 people), the setup time will also be longer.

What is included in the price?

Everything needed for a successful performance is included as standard. So the price is all-inclusive and there are no additional costs. Included are:

  • Screened, professional entertainment

  • Not good, money back guarantee

  • Travel expenses

  • VAT

  • Replacement entertainment in case of illness

  • Online wish list

  • Personal event manager
    event manager

  • 24/7 customer service

  • Assembly and disassembly (if necessary)

  • Light and sound technology (if necessary)*

  • Other necessary equipment (if necessary)

  • The technology can be arranged by Evenses or the band in consultation. However, this is not always the case.

What is included in the price?

Everything required for a successful performance is beach standard included. So the price is all-inclusive and there are no additional costs. Included are:

  • Screened, professional entertainment
  • Money back guarantee
  • Travel expenses
  • VAT
  • Replacement entertainment in case of illness
  • Online wish list
  • Personal event manager
  • 24/7 customer service
  • Assembly and disassembly (if required)
  • Light and sound technology (if required)
  • Other necessary equipment (if required)
How is the price determined?

The price mainly depends on the following factors:

  • The desired duration of the performance
  • Travel time and travel costs
  • Any lighting and/or sound technology required
  • Any waiting and preparation time
  • The group size
  • Familiarity of the act.

Ultimately, every party is unique. Therefore, we are happy to discuss your requirements in advance and can make an appropriate tailor-made proposal.

How is the quality of the entertainment guaranteed?

A specially trained team does advance screening of our entertainment. Here, we look at:

  • experience,
  • training,
  • price-quality ratio,
  • representativeness,
  • originality
  • reliability in keeping appointments.

What else we do:

  • All acts are previewed through demos and live performances.
  • Personal introduction before acts can perform on behalf of Evenses
  • Our entertainment also has an online portal where they can view all the information and requirements of your booking at all times
  • We call and text the entertainment prior to the booking for a final check
  • We only work with entertainment that we stand behind ourselves and that meets our quality standards. In all other cases, they do not appear on our website.
  • As we have been in business for almost 15 years, we have a good long-term cooperation with almost all our entertainment
What is the process of a booking?

Our job is to completely unburden you so that you end up having a successful party. This is how you achieve a successful party:

  1. Look at our website and choose the entertainment you like. Difficult to choose? Contact our team and we will help you find the right option
  2. You will receive a no-obligation proposal. Does it not quite fit your needs? Let us know and we will try to adjust it. Is the proposal to your liking? Then you can indicate that you wish to book.
  3. You can submit your wishes and other details online. We will make an agreement and invoice. This can be paid and signed online. We will schedule all the entertainment correctly. We will get in touch shortly before booking.
  4. We're all set. We are going to make it a successful occasion!
How can I cancel?

Do you want to cancel unexpectedly? Please contact us, we will then try to resolve it as best we can for both you and the entertainment you have booked. In consultation, we usually come to the best solution.

This is our standard cancellation policy:
After you have confirmed your booking, you have 14 days of reflection time. You can then cancel, without giving any reason, free of charge. This only applies to bookings beyond 45 days on the day of booking.

If the cooling-off period has expired, or the booking is made within 45 days, we will charge a cancellation fee. You can take out cancellation protection at the time of booking for 6.8% of the booking amount.

Cancel without cancellation protection:
20% up to 90 days or more before booking
40% up to 31 days before the booking
60% up to 14 days before booking
80% up to 7 days before booking
100% up to 0 days before booking

Cancellation with cancellation protection:
up to 90 days before booking
20% up to 31 days before the booking
30% up to 14 days before the booking
40% up to 7 days before the booking
50% up to 0 days before the booking
With flexible cancellation, if the supplier agrees, the Client can move the booking date once free of charge.

For well-known artists, we adhere to the cancellation conditions as they apply with this party.

How does payment take place?

You can make your payment via our secure online environment. We use the payment provider Mollie for this. You can choose from all common payment methods.

  • Ideal
  • Bank transfer
  • Credit card
  • PayPal
  • Apple Pay
  • Sofort Banking
  • Bankcontact
  • KBC/CBC pay button
  • Belfius Pay Button

You can choose the following payment terms:

  • 100% deposit in advance
  • 50% when booking is placed, remaining 50% 14 days before booking
    For companies only:
  • Pay 30 days after booking (2.9% surcharge)
  • Pay 60 days after booking (6.8% surcharge)
What if my party cannot go ahead because of Corona?

Would you like to book entertainment, but not sure if your party date can go ahead? With us, you can move your booking free of charge at any time if your party cannot go ahead due to government measures. We offer this guarantee completely free of charge!

What if last-minute it turns out the act cannot perform?

We always have a backup option available. Our team is available 24 hours a day. If the entertainment you have booked is unable to perform due to force majeure, we will do everything we can to make it happen. Because we have such a large network, we always succeed.

Guaranteed quality
Personal service
Always-playing guarantee
10.000+ events experience
Do you want your party to succeed?

Whatever your event or celebration, we are here to make your special day a truly memorable one.



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