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, having invited award-winning blues guitarist Duke Robillard to join them for an evening of swinging trad jazz.
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."
Further background information on the New Black Eagle Jazz Band can be found at http://www.blackeagles.com
For further information on Duke Robillard, please visit http://www.dukerobillard.com