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Julio Montalvo’s Fabulous Dixie Kings with guest vocalist Shira Lee
January 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
Authentic traditional New Orleans Dixieland jazz music at its finest is what you get with “The Fabulous Dixie Kings.” It’s a toe-tapping, swinging, and infectious music to create the perfect fun, upbeat atmosphere during Art Deco Weekend.
The Fabulous Dixie King’s repertoire includes all the classic Dixieland standards and New Orleans jazz favorites. Flexibility of size and instrumentation is a hallmark of Fabulous Dixie, from five to seven pieces are the most popular sizes for the band, but larger, smaller or anywhere in between sounds great. We customize the band to just the right size for each event.
The instrumentation may consist of the following: Banjo, Clarinet, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Washboard Drums and Voice, depending on the particular occasion. The Fabulous Dixie Kings bring that spirit of Mardi Gras and Fourth of July parades to every event they grace. Indoors or out, large event or more intimate setting, the joy of Dixieland appeals to everyone, and the Dixie Kinds they’re perfect for corporate receptions or any promotional event. The Fabulous Dixie Kings can perform with amplification or stroll through a venue in a more traditional acoustic style.
Latin Grammy winner, Julio Montalvo is one of the leading trombonists from the island of Cuba. Songwriter, producer, arranger and session musician, he also appears as a solo artist, directing his own project since 1998, in which he blends Afro-Cuban rhythms with elements of modern Jazz to achieve an ingenious style— New Latin Jazz.
He has collaborated with the leading stars of Pop and Rock in Spain. He participate in the Grammy winning album as co-producer and co-arranger the Acoustic David Bisbal “A Night at the Theatre Roya..”
He has shared the stage with musicians from the international Jazz circuit and latin Music such as: Pat Metheny/Perico Sambeat Sedajazz Big Band, Claudio Roditi, Oscar D’ León Big Band, Jose Luis Cortés & Juan Formell Team Cuba, Jose Alberto “El Canario”, Lucrecia, Aymeé Nuviola, Alain Pérez, Ximo Tébar, Dominique D’ Piazza, Tony Pérez, Darryl Hall, Donald Edwards, “Angá” Diaz, Mark Nightingale, Mike Mossman, Ivan Melón Lewis, Pepe Rivero, Mario Rivera, Gladstone Galliza, La Elite, Jose Negroni, Ramon Cardo Big Band, Edmundo Carneiro, and more.
Shira Lee is one of Florida’s great Jazz and Country Music singers. She is a brilliant professional actress and songwriter. In her voice the classics of the Swing era and the blessed 20s and 30s come to life and transport you to a golden age where creation and originality was above all.