The Black Eagles, with guest Duke Robillard, at Regattabar
The New Black Eagle Jazz Band (also known as the Black Eagles by their legion of fans) returns to the Regattabar with a slightly different twist for their spring show.
For over forty years, from Symphony Hall to Singapore, the Black Eagles have delighted audiences worldwide with their infectious, soulful and uplifting style of traditional New Orleans jazz. Paying homage to the greatest musicians of the early jazz era -- Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington -- the band has developed its own eclectic sound, incorporating spirituals, 1920's and 30's popular music and even some songs recorded by Elvis and Bob Dylan.
Widely-recognized as one of the premier traditional jazz bands in the world, the Black Eagles have been featured in numerous prestigious jazz festivals, including Newport, Kool, JVC, Tanglewood, Edinburgh, and New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festivals.
With a Grammy nomination to their credit, a vast repertoire, seven inspired musicians, and a highly entertaining stage manner, it's no wonder that the New York Times has noted that the Black Eagles are "So far ahead of other traditional bands...there is scarcely any basis for comparison."
New Black Eagle Jazz Band, with guest guitarist Duke Robillard. Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at 7:30 pm. Tickets: $22, students $17. Regattabar at the Charles Hotel, One Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. For information:
617-395-7757, www.regattabarjazz.com; advance tix: www.getshowtix.com/
"It is the totality of the experience
that sets this band above almost
all others (and, I believe, accounts for
their being put at the head, or
close thereto, of any current
"best" traditional jazz band list)."
(Jazz CD Review)
Further background information on the New Black Eagle Jazz Band can be found at www.blackeagles.com and www.facebook.com/
For further information on Duke Robillard, please visit www.dukerobillard.com.
--submitted by marycurtinproductions
(on behalf of the Black Eagles)