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The Glyn Dryhurst Dixieland Band- South Beach Jazz Festival

Jazz

Dixieland is the name given to the style of jazz performed by early New Orleans jazz musicians. Not often heard today, a handful of dedicated bands keep the music alive. The Glyn Dryhurst Dixieland Band is South Florida’s leading band dedicated to this genre of music. This is one of the earliest styles of jazz music, an intricate jazz sound of music. The style combines earlier brass band marches, French Quadrilles, beguine, ragtime, and similar styles to achieve its unique sound. While instrumentation and the size of the bands may vary, the “standard” band comprises a front line of trumpet, trombone, and clarinet; and a rhythm section of either guitar or banjo, string bass or tuba, or piano and drums.