Since 1980, Le Dixieband has been bringing bright new shadings, vitality and intensity to the redhot strains and the hard-driving rhythms of traditional New Orleans jazz. Its dynamic, seasoned musicians have set themselves apart from similar groups by their one-of-a-king mastery of a unique répertoire performed in the purest down-home style.
The six players strong (banjo, trombone, clarinet, trumpet, drums and sousaphone) le Dixieband has won a réputation for the musical quality and liveliness of its arrangements. For a crowd-pleasing style that blends humor with verve, for its drive and dapper period costumes. Its 4 Cds pay scintillating tribute to the music of the twenties, infectious music that sets toes tapping and brings smiles to faces everywhere : the sound people love to discover… and rediscover.
Les concerts 5@7 in the Quartier Latin
Every Thursday through Saturday from June 2 to September 24 inclusive, the Quartier Latin invites you to a free street-concert series dedicated to up-and-coming artists: Les concerts 5@7 du Quartier latin.
The musical program for the series is varied, with everything from brass and jazz bands to R&B and current pop, all featuring new Montreal talent. The artists will wander Saint-Denis St., starting at the corner of Sherbrooke St. and ending at De Maisonneuve Blvd.
With nearly 40 free concerts this summer, the Quartier Latin will make happy hour a time for revealing the soul of the neighbourhood and entertaining the visitors who bring it so much energy.
Concert schedule: Thursday to Saturday, 5 to 7 p.m.