The Jambalaya Six
Wed, 19. Oct 1994, 8.30 PM | New Orleans
Since artsession had started organizing trips to the New Orleans Jazz Festival, the rhythms from over there had coursed through the veins of the festival organizers. The logical consequence was a concert with two groups who virtually transported all of their music fans to the Mississippi. It was traditional jazz with verve and humour: Preservation Hall atmosphere right at the Rhine Knee, creating a longing for a comfortable gathering.
Fri, 01. May 1987, 5 PM | Festa New Orleans
The second festival edition began with a seven-hour Festa New Orleans. The following bands performed between 5pm and 11pm: The Jambalaya Six; The Back Yard, Tub, Jug & Washboard Band; Trevor Richards and the Ambrosia Brass Band.
Trevor Richards was the most famous musician in the New Orleans concert. During the course of his career he had played in a large number of famous jazz bands. In his own band, which took the stage in Basel in 1987, he had assembled some brilliant soloists. Charlie Gabriel, for example, became a member of the «Lionel Hampton Orchestra» in 1948, where he played the tenor saxophone. After working on the West Coast for 5 years, he became Joe Simon’s musical director. Afterwards he went on worldwide tours with Aretha Franklin and Dizzie Gillespie.
Ambrosia Brass Band
The Ambrosia Brass Band was from Milan and was a very popular band at festivals.