When it comes to music, there’s nothing more intricate and beautiful than Jazz. It has the power to sweep you off your feet. It has the power to make you feel a wide range of emotions; emotions you didn’t even know you could feel!
And while every Jazz artist has come out with a beautiful album, there are some songs that are just too beautiful to put into words.
These are the gems of their time; the evergreen melodies of the world. With that in mind, if you’re just getting into Jazz music, we at Razzmajazz Dixieland Band have a few recommendations:
The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
This beautiful piece first appeared in the Fred Astaire musical, “Swing Time.” Astaire’s vocals are mesmerizing and will tango with your senses. You’ll feel a sensation of sadness and happiness; all rolled into one. It’s no wonder this piece was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song!
It has been covered by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Guy Lombardo, and Teddy Wilson with Billie Holiday.
West End Blues
This one’s bound to give you goosebumps! We’re talking about the Louis Armstrong version. This beautiful and breathtaking song is guaranteed to sweep you off your feet.
The original had lyrics but is mostly played as an intrsumental. In this version, Louis Armstrong plays the trumpet and sings. It’ll sway your senses but at the same time, relax you. It’s perfect for an evening with friends and family.
Baby, Won’t You Please Come Home
Of course, no Jazz list would be complete without this classic gem! We’re talking about the Bessie Smith version, of course!
Bessie’s vocals are heavenly and will haunt the core of your soul. This song doesn’t make you want to get up and dance but it relaxes your mind and makes you feel like you’re on cloud nine!
It’s perfect for intimate gatherings and weddings.
If you want to play these renditions at your upcoming event, you can count on us to make the evening unforgettable!
We’re a popular Dixieland Jazz group performing all over Dallas, TX. The Razzmajazz Dixieland Band is here for your service. Whether you need a live band for your wedding anniversary, corporate event, or school party, you can count on us for an unforgettable performance! Book us today!
We have been performing for more than 39 years and have performed clients such as:
Six Flags Over Texas * IBM * 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 * and many more!