New Orleans Jazz Band back in Tavira

The New Orleans Jazz Band (NOJB) is returning to Tavira for a concert on Saturday, January 27 at 6pm at the Beira Rio Restaurant – a favourite haunt of the band. The restaurant provides a large space to dance as well as a buffet supper.

The New Orleans Jazz Band was formed in 1998 by a group of international jazz musicians, all now living in the Algarve.

The band’s current line up comprises Ray Charsley (trumpet/vocals), Dave Lawson (clarinet/saxophones), John Ballinger (trombone/vocals), Cory Sea (guitar), Luís Hilário (double bass) and Tony Scriven (drums/leader/vocals).

The musicians play a mixture of blues, stomps, marches, spirituals and ragtime. They will be playing three 50-minute sets, which will include the now obligatory “Umbrella Parade”.

“So don’t forget your brollies – there will be a prize for the fanciest one!” said organiser Lynner Booker from the Algarve History Association.

“NOJB are one of the busiest bands around, and their enthusiasm for their style of jazz always shines through and … it is impossible not to dance to the music!”

Tickets are €22.50 per person, including the meal.