Panorama Jazz Band

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Panorama Jazz Band

The Panorama Jazz Band has been working steadily in New Orleans since 1995. As well as jazz (in the tradition of Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, and Sidney Bechet), this group has brought a New Orleans approach to various genres of folkloric music from around the world – especially Eastern Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America.

The instruments in the Panorama Jazz Band (clarinet, alto saxophone, trombone, accordion, banjo, tuba and drums) have been used to get crowds dancing for centuries and, despite the recent appearance of electrified and synthetic music, these young musicians still prefer natural, handmade sounds.

Their love of their home town and it’s sonic environment brought them back to New Orleans after hurricane Katrina and inspires every note they play. The Panorama Jazz Band fascination with music from other cultures has given them a vast and varied repertoire and made them a favorite of New Orleans’ music fans.

Panorama Jazz Band press

“The band view of the soundscape is pungently condensed to a hip and worldly mix…”
Nick Spitzer, American Routes

“If somebody goes to see y’all play and doesn’t have a good time, they need to be checked for a pulse.”
Robert, Baton Rouge, LA

Panorama Jazz Band performances

Istanbul International Jazz Festival – Istanbul, Turkey, July 2010.
Independence Day Parties at the US Embassy in Ankara and consulates in Istanbul and Izmir, Turkey.  July 2010.
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, annually since 2001
Festival Internacional de Jazz – Veracruz Mexico, 2005 + 2006
St Paul Winter Carnival – Saint Paul, MN, January 2007
Spotted Cat (623 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans) weekly, January 2006 – Present
Seaport Cafe (formerly @ 424 Bourbon Street, New Orleans) weekly, March 2002 – August 2005
Princeton University – Princeton NJ, May 2008
Bennington College – Bennington VT, October 2004
Tulane University – New Orleans, LA
The Walden School – Dublin, NH.  Guest artist residency, July 2007
Hundreds of weddings, bar mitzvahs, barbecues, parties since 1995.

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