Music can break or break an event. Just like choosing the right venue and good food is a priority for event organizers, jazz music is the one of most popular choices for background music.

If done right, it can elevate your event to a whole other level and make it the one to remember. A live performance has an undeniable charm that not only entertains guests but sets the tone and atmosphere of an event.

An array of different jazz ensembles exists and in this blog, we will walk you through the most popular kind of jazz styles practiced.

Standard Jazz Ensemble

One of the most popular and preferred type of jazz; the standard jazz ensemble usually features a trio or quartet and consists of sax/clarinet, piano, bass and drums. Razzmajazz performs this style of music!drumset

A standard Jazz ensemble will cover a number of genres such as swing jazz, cool jazz, and Latin-infused bossa-jazz. The music offered by such an ensemble is best suited for events that want to create a casual atmosphere where guests can relax and talk at ease. This type of an ensemble is inspired by musical geniuses such as Benny Goodman, Pete Fountain, Miles Davis and John Coltrane.


Dixieland is happy music, and emerged in the early 20th century. It’s a product of the style and enthusiasm of the Roaring Twenties. Much of it originated in New Orleans. Razzmajazz Offer this style of performance, too!

Dixieland Jazz bands are extremely popular for private events such as weddings, as well as corporate events and parties. Music giants such as Charles Mingus and Thelonius Monk were heavily inspired by the style.

What differentiates Dixieland from other jazz ensembles is the instrument line up. Consisting of clarinet, trumpet, trombone, banjo, bass, and drums, Dixieland bands produce a happy sound that breathes life into an event. Fun and playful, this style is best suited for parties, meet and greets, grand openings, wedding receptions, festivals, school events and carnivals.

The Razzmajazz Dixieland Jazz Band is known for dazzling crowds with their lively music and injecting any event with dose of fun and buzzing energy. Listen to a sample of this iconic jazz style performed by our distinguished band.

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Impressive and appropriate live music is the difference between a good and a great event. To make your event the talk of the town, hire the Razzmajazz Dixieland Jazz Band – the best jazz band across North Texas and the Metroplex areas.