Orleans Express has played for many Mardi Gras musical events over the years. We play in the true traditional New Orleans style music (trad jazz) with the traditional instrumentation of cornet, trombone, clarinet, tuba, banjo and drums. In addition to Fat Tuesday, we perform Mardi Gras celebrations throughout the year. The band plays many tunes suitable for both dancing and listening. We always have the audience dancing or marching to the Saints and other traditional New Orleans style numbers!
Members of the band frequently visit New Orleans not only listen to the latest trad jazz trends but also to sit in with some of the best Dixieland band in the land including the Dukes of Dixieland. Many members of the band also annually participate in traditional jazz workshops to keep on top of the best trad jazz techinques in the land.
Please visit our repertoire section on our web site for a partial listing of tunes that we play. We can accommodate most any traditional Dixieland jazz tunes that you might wish to hear.