The Jazz Age- From Cole Porter to Louis Armstrong
Hire a 1920s Jazz Band For Your Special Event!
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Hire a Dixieland Band For Your Special Event!
Hire a Speakeasy Jazz Band For Your Special Event!
In San Francisco our small ensembles are renowned for performing Roaring Twenties Jazz, 1930s & '40s Vintage Swing, and authentic Dixieland Jazz. They are popular at many kinds of gatherings from weddings, corporate events, elegant cocktail parties, dinner dances, fundraisers and concerts, to public dances where audiences dance the Swing, Foxtrot, Lindy Hop, and Tango. For parties, our smaller bands play elegant and romantic background music for cocktails, light and charming music for dinner, and jazzy upbeat music for dancing. To learn more about our music visit our Home page and Our Music page. Visit Audio Samples to listen to our music.
Our Dixieland Jazz Inspirations include Louis Armstrong, and San Francisco bandleaders Lu Watters and
Turk Murphy. Our Dixieland repertoire features the music of Joe "King" Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong,
W.C. Handy and many more.
Famous traditional Dixieland Jazz tunes in our repertoire include: "When the Saints Go Marching In", "Muskrat Ramble", "Struttin' with Some Barbecue", "Tiger Rag", "Dippermouth Blues", "Milenberg Joys", "Basin Street Blues", "Tin Roof Blues", "At the Jazz Band Ball", "Panama", "I Found a New Baby", "Royal Garden Blues" and many others. All of these tunes were widely played by jazz bands of the pre-WWII era, especially Louis Armstrong.
Theme Parties — we have ensembles that will enhance your event.
- Vintage Weddings
- Dixieland Jazz Parties
- Great Gatsby
- 1920s Flapper
- Roaring Twenties
- Old Hollywood
- Elegant Vintage Balls
- Mardi Gras
- Vintage Swing - Benny Goodman Style
- Boardwalk Empire
- New Orleans Jazz
- Big Band Swing
- 1930s Prohibition
- 1930s Great Depression
- Ragtime: solo piano and trio
- Old Time Western Swing
- Masquerade Balls
Whatever size band you desire, our groups specialize in entertaining people with famous Swing tunes, Dixieland jazz, sophisticated songs by the likes of George Gershwin and Cole Porter, Old Hollywood and Broadway melodies, and Latin rhythms. From trio to sextet, whether all instrumental or with vocalists, our groups will add a sophisticated, fun, and jazzy touch to your party, with authentic Jazz Age style.
Don Neely's Quintet at the Palace Hotel in the Garden Court, in San Francisco
We offer several smaller ensembles sizes:
- Don Neely Swingtet — 3-7 pc. Plays authentic vintage styles including Dixieland Jazz and Vintage Swing
- Carla Normand's Penthouse Rhythm — 4-7 pc. Featuring vocals by Carla Normand playing authentic vintage styles including Dixieland Jazz and Vintage Swing
- Quartet and Trio — Plays authentic vintage styles including Dixieland Jazz and Vintage Swing
We will gladly assist you in selecting the music that will fit nicely to enhance your party and make it come alive. Our smaller ensembles provide the highest calibre music in the most fun and engaging style.
Visit our Audio Samples page to listen to samples of our trio, quartet, sextet, and eleven-piece
Royal Society Jazz Orchestra.