Brass Bands
The history of the marching band in New Orleans is a rich one, with the various bands performing at virtually every major social event the city has to offer. They perform at funerals, picnics, carnivals and parades. The relationship between jazz bands and brass bands is one of co-influence. Jazz bands of this era began to go beyond the confines of the 6/8 time signature the marching bands utilized.

Instead, New Orleans jazz bands began incorporating a style known as “ragging”; this technique implemented the influence of ragtime 2/4 meter and eventually led to improvisation. In turn, the early jazz bands of New Orleans influenced the playing of the marching bands, who in turn began to improvise themselves more often. Again, yet another indication that jazz music is symbolic of freedom.
New Orleans Brass Band

New Orleans Brass Band

Brass Bands

Here we have one of New Orleans foremost brass bands. This particular jazz band incorporates a style known as “ragging”; this technique implemented the influence of ragtime 2/4 meter and eventually led to improvisation.
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New Orleans Brass Band

New Orleans Brass Band

Brass Band

New Orleans music in the traditional brass band format. The band is comprised of some of the top jazz musicians in the world. This band is GREAT for weddings, parades and other celebratory events!
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