Next Gig:

October 7th

Guinda, CA

The Dixie Giants

Casey Jones -

Clarinet/Tenor Sax

Jesse Shantor - Alto Sax

Jason Thor - Trombone

Nick Pulley - Sousaphone

Dan Charles - Banjo

Ricky Lomeli - Drums

Taylor Cuffie - Drums

“California Trad Jazz & more. No trumpet required.”

 

For the past 4 years the Sonoma County-based group, The Dixie Giants, have brought their own special version of New Orleans music to the Bay Area. Whether they’re playing in clubs or on the streets, The Dixie Giants are infamous for radiating an infectious energy and always having a blast. While continuing to play the music of their heroes (Louis Armstrong & The All Stars, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Thelonious Monk, Jackson 5), they have also been writing original music in an effort to continue to evolve the idiom of Traditional New Orleans Jazz.

 

The Dixie Giants have shared the stage with such acts as Bonnie Raitt, Galactic, Rebirth Brass Band, The Wood Brothers, Charlie Musselwhite, New Orleans Suspects, Tuba Skinny, Dustbowl Revival, and many more. Their sounds have been heard at Strawberry Music Festival, Petaluma Music Festival, San Jose Jazz Fest, Healdsburg Jazz Fest, Sausalito Arts Festival, Lagunitas Beer Circus and Honk Fest West, and have appeared at events and in commercials for the San Francisco Giants. Winners of the North Bay Bohemian's "Best of" Best Band in Sonoma County award in 2017, The Dixie Giants released a new album of instrumental originals titled "Dressed & Ready to Go" in February, 2017.