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10. Dresdner Jazzbandparty

20. Jazztage Dresden 21.10. - 23.11.2020

TUESDAY / 17. NOVEMBER 2020 / 19:30

Event location Ostra-Studios

Thomas Stelzer - p, voc

Manfred Böhlig
- tp
Frank Geipel - saxes, voc, slide whistle
Gert Müller - tb, arr
Lutz Rethberg - p
Klaus-Georg Eulitz - ld, bj, voc
Dietmar Bazant - tub
Lutz Käubler - dr, washboard, voc

The Blue Wonder Jazzband Dresden was founded in 1975 and, with its original mem-bers, has been playing ever since. A Dresden landmark, the “Blue Wonder” bridge -- which spans the Elbe river -- gave this band of amateur musicians its name. In their hometown the band, which cultivates the Oldtime Jazz of the twenties and thirties, is a regular at the annual International Dixieland Festival.
The Blue Wonder Jazzband is known for its distinctive arrangements, boisterous fun on stage and an ever-changing set list during live performances. Not unlike the sound of the legendary “Rhythm Boys”, the three-part vocals performed by the band contribute to a unique sound experience. The original recordings of Jelly Roll Morton, Joe “King” Oliver, Louis Armstrong and Bix Beiderbecke, as well as the early orchestra recordings of Duke Ellington and Paul Whiteman have heavily influenced the band’s music. The band often closely follows the original recordings, but manages to make the songs sound uniquely “Blue Wonder”.