THE HOT JAZZ ALLIANCE
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The Hot Jazz Alliance is truly an all-star band. Made up of leading lights from the world-wide traditional jazz network, they also boast a deep rapport and high level of musical consistency born of their recent tours of America, Britain and Australia. Young American jazz stars Andy Schumm and Josh Duffee join Australians Michael McQuaid, Jason Downes, Leigh Barker and John Scurry in an unparalleled diplomatic jazz coup. What sets the band apart is their energy – performing the most authentic 1920s era music, but with a unique joy, freshness and vitality. The HJA present music inspired by Bix Beiderbecke, the New Orleans Rhythm Kings, Johnny Dodds, the Austin High Gang and Louis Armstrong’s Hot Seven, but what the audience experiences is far from a carefully handled museum piece. This is the real thing – dynamic hot jazz with all the vigour of youthful abandon.