French Quarter Fest

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French Quarter Fest

We will be performing at

French Quarter Fest

at the French Market Stage

 Sunday, April 15th

12:45 pm- 2 pm

We are super excited to be playing this great New Orleans festival. 

There is a great dance floor at the French Market Stage and free swing dance lessons before the show. See you there!

 

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Sunday, February 25th at the Allways Lounge

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Sunday, February 25th at the Allways Lounge

It's Always ON at the Allways Lounge!

We are so stoked to return to our favorite neighborhood watering hole.

We will be bellied up to the bar at about 8:30 pm and ready to start playing some fine dancing music by 9 pm.

Great drinks and good folks!

Annie and Byron have a great swing dance class starting at 8pm.

So...don't dawdle come and see what all the rumpus is all about. 

High tail it on down to the Allways for some F.U.N. - that's fun!

Sunday, February 25th starting at 9 pm - 12 am

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Dba Friday December 29th

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Dba Friday December 29th

Happy Holidays

Thinking about cutting up the dance floor with Uncle Bill and Aunt Flo?

Not sure where to go?

Come on down to Dba and show the inlaws what 'chya know!

Friday December 29th 6-9 pm

Bring Your Mom!

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Dba Friday November 17th 6-9 pm

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Dba Friday November 17th 6-9 pm

Friday November 17th at Dba at 618 Frenchman Street in New Orleans

We will be rip roaring and ready with the band revved up to keep your feet rompin' and stompin'

Special guest Ewan Bleach on clarinet and saxaphone.

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New CD Review from Offbeat Magazine

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New CD Review from Offbeat Magazine

A great review in the new Offbeat, big thanks to Offbeat and Stacy Leigh Bridewell. 

"If you’ve had your ears open for the better part of this decade in New Orleans, you’ve probably heard Smoking Time Jazz Club. This is their ninth album, but they’re still often regarded as up-and-comers. Hey, it’s a good thing to stay that fresh nine albums in!

Rather than a collection of rip-roaring stand-alone dance tunes, as on their previous albums, Take Your Time and Fly seems to build on itself. It begins with “Stingeree Blues”, which is the pacesetter for the dreamy, vampy first part of the album. Each song feels measured and highly arranged for effect, most evidently on “Dear Old Southland.” In true Smoking Time fashion, they’ve opted for “Weed Smoker’s Dream,” which is the obscure precursor of the more commonly heard “Why Don’t You Do Right?” Track six, “Birmingham Black Bottom Stomp,” is when the clouds seem to part and the album wakes up. From there they return to their more familiar style of Spotted Cat–ready numbers, like the perennial favorite “My Man,” rendered bittersweet by Sarah Peterson’s distinct vocals. They finish with “Temptation Rag,” “Crazy Blues” and “Weary Blues” just to show you they haven’t forgotten how to be old-school.

The horns and reeds on this album sound wonderful. Us jazz nerds would love a more detailed breakdown of who’s playing when, as there’s a lot of double duty going on here. The arrangements are tight and impressive and deserving of credit. It’d be nice to have more info on that as well. It’s great to hear Sarah again, as she was absent from the last album. She even did the surreal, Klimt-ish album art. All in all this is a must-listen for fans of Frenchmen trad."

-Stacy Leigh Bridewell

http://www.offbeat.com/music/smoking-time-jazz-club-take-time-fly-independent/

 

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Live at Dba 6-9 pm Fridays October 20th and 27th

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Live at Dba 6-9 pm Fridays October 20th and 27th

"One of the best dance floors in New Orleans and it sounds great in there!"

We hope you come down and check out the band. We will be featuring the Sarah and the band with special guest clarinet and saxophone player Craig Flory both nights in October at the Dba bar.

Established Spring of 2000, d.b.a. is a live music club that features local & regional acts nightly. Located at 618 Frenchmen Street in the historic Faubourg Marigny, offering a vast selection of beer, wine & spirits in a comfortable, smoke-free setting.
 

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Album Release Party for Take Your Time And Fly

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Album Release Party for Take Your Time And Fly

We are pleased as punch and all full of ginger to announce the release of our new album...

Take Your Time And Fly

featuring Sarah Peterson singin' the blues.

The Allways Lounge is one of our favorite places to play in the neighborhood so what better place to have an Album Release Party.
so Come on down and dance or grab a seat and sit back and surrender to the sweet sounds of Sarah Peterson and Smoking Time Jazz Club playing songs from the new album Take Your Time And Fly.

Sunday October 15th 9pm-midnite

at The Allways Lounge

 

 

 

 

 

 

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