The love and affection you get from your grandparents are incomparable to anything else. Their love is so selfless and pure that every sweet gesture they do for you seem like an embrace of love.
The way they make you feel like the light of their lives, year after year, on your birthday has probably left a treasure of memories with you.
Now that you’re old enough, it’d be nice to reciprocate their efforts and give them a birthday bash on their 85th. And don’t you worry, because Razzmajazz Dixieland Band is here to help you make the day perfect.
Here are some ideas.
Good Music with Dixieland Jazz
When it comes to Jazz, there’s no dearth of styles and tempos that you’ll find. Be it a song from the wide selection of Louis Armstrong’s renditions or Ella Fitzgerald’s lingering lovely voice, a trad Jazz song is always perfect.
Even if it’s for your 85-year-old Grandpa, it doesn’t hurt to put on some foot-stomping collection of the Jazz favorites like Puttin’ – On The Ritz!
Or Fitzgerald’s These Foolish Things Remind Me of You will be an ideal song selection. The tinkling piano in the background and strong vocals in thing song and other Jazz masterpieces are exactly what the occasion calls for.
However, if you’d like us to perform live for you or just play one of our own songs, some choices from the Still Havin’ Fun album will also suit the occasion.
Good Food for the Old Heart
Cooking someone a nice meal yourself always works like a charm. You don’t have to be a Masterchef-worthy gourmet chef to be able to fix something good to eat; it’s all about the gesture.
Your Grandpa must have fed you spoilt over the years with his signature lasagnas or roast beef sandwiches. You never had to tell him what you like to eat, he just figured it out. Now that’s what you’re supposed to do. Make a menu that you know he’ll like—or maybe sneak in a little help from Grandma—and serve him home-cooked food with your own hands.
The Perfect Gift for the Perfect Pa’
What’s a birthday party without a birthday gift?
When you’re picking out a present for your Grandpa, make sure whatever you get is age-appropriate. Gone are the days when ripping gift wrapping and untying festive bows were the most exciting part about opening gifts. Older people are more interested in the appeal of the gift and the gesture itself.
Sure, cufflinks and ties are a standard choice of gifts for men. But think of the number of formal occasions your Grandpa actually attends. Not many.
The perfect gift would be something they’re passionate about, like books or music. Their favorite book title in a pretty hardcover, or a CD of their top choices in Jazz would truly make their birthday special!
Performances Over the Years
Here’s a list of clients who have seen our Dixieland Jazz band perform live.
- Six Flags Over Texas
- Globe Life Park
- Children’s Medical Center
- Main Street Arts Festival – Fort Worth
- Denton Arts and Jazz Festival
- North American Society of First Responders
- Pecan Street Arts Festival – Arlington
- Anatole Hotel
- Fort Worth Boat Club
- St Alban’s Parish – Anglican
- Walnut Creek Country Club
- Dallas Museum of Art
- National Semiconductor
- Fielder Road Baptist Church
- Texas Rangers
- Albertson’s Food Stores
- Richland Pointe Mall
- Mesquite Exchange Club
- AeroSpace Optics
- Plano Firefighters Assoc.
- Junior League of Arlington
- Ft. Worth Cattledrive Rest.
- Brinker International
- Park Suites Hotel
- Dallas Mavericks
- Case Power and Equipment
- Mira Vista Country Club
- Law Offices of Windle Turley