Fans of jazz and occasional listeners alike are familiar with the work of Duke Ellington. The American composer and jazz musician has been lauded as one of the greatest contributors to the jazz movement during the golden era of the genre.

As connoisseurs of the New Orleans Traditional and Swing Jazz styles, the Razzmajazz Dixieland Band has been heavily inspired by jazz greats such as Ellington. Our jazz band’slively, upbeat musical performances all over North Texas and the Metroplex Areas for the past three decades have enabled us to spread this vibrant jazz style.


Duke Ellington, born in 1899, was one of the greatest jazz musicians, pianists, and composers the world would witness. His contributions to the genre—particularly the Swing Jazz style—and the greater social impact of his music left an unforgettable mark on the world.

Belonging to a family took pride in their rich ancestral history, Ellington’s music became a symbol of expression and freedom for many across America. Throughout his life, his renditions of Swing Jazz music gave people the chance to break free from tradition and dance to the upbeat tunes of change.

His Contributions

The legendary composer has often been quoted with the saying, “If jazz means anything, it’s freedom of expression.”

Ellington’s career is a true representation of this quote. As a composer of Swing Jazz, he reinvented the genre, constantly experimenting with newer sounds that allowed him to stay abreast of the changing times.

Ellington’s enduring legacy is owing to the fact thathis popularity was far-reaching. Even during the Great Depression, his music played an indelible role in improving the morale and spirits of Americans. Jazz was the gateway to a life people cherished before the dreaded Prohibition and Great Depression eras set in.

Duke Ellington’s amazing legacy is a testament to jazz’s ability to stir the deepest of our emotions and create art that people across generations can relate to. It was the perfect background music to dance people’s worries away—even in the midst of difficulties.

Swing Jazz owes a great debt to greats like Ellington and their creative innovations into the style. The high-energy live jazz performances of our band today are a reflection of the rich history of this musical style.

Dance to the Lively Tunes of Swing Jazz

As one of the leading jazz bands in North Texas, Razzmajazz Dixieland Band has perfected the art of Swing Jazz and Traditional New Orleans Jazz. We’ve been providing energetic, engaging performances at wedding parties, corporate events, and special occasions for over three decades.

Hire our band for your event and we’ll provide the performance of a lifetime that you and your guests will never forget. No matter what your budget, event, or venue, hireour New Orleans Traditional and Swing Jazz band to add life to it with our performances. Hear our music on the go by getting our CD today.

Contact us for booking information by calling at (817)-233-4149.

All About Our Past Performances

Our Swing and New Orleans Traditional Jazz band services are available for weddings, corporate events, and other special occasions. Some of the many organizations we have performed for are:

  • Brinker International
  • Denton Arts and Jazz Festival
  • Plano Firefighters Assoc.
  • Anatole Hotel
  • Junior League of Arlington
  • Park Suites Hotel
  • St Alban’s Parish – Anglican
  • Albertson’s Food Stores
  • Mira Vista Country Club
  • Pecan Street Arts Festival – Arlington
  • Fielder Road Baptist Church
  • Worth Cattledrive Rest.
  • Children’s Medical Center
  • Main Street Arts Festival – Fort Worth
  • IBM
  • Texas Rangers
  • Dallas Museum of Art
  • Anheuser-Busch
  • Six Flags Over Texas
  • Mesquite Exchange Club
  • North American Society of First Responders
  • Fort Worth Boat Club
  • Case Power and Equipment
  • National Semiconductor
  • Aerospace Optics
  • Law Offices of Windle Turley
  • Richland Pointe Mall
  • Dallas Mavericks
  • Globe Life Park
  • Walnut Creek Country Club