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River City Jazzmen - 6 Piece Dixieland Jazz Band - Christchurch


Type: Jazz Band


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Authentic Dixieland music at its best!!
Based in Christchurch, this six-piece band comprises:
Michael Fairhurst-trumpet/flugel horn/trombone
Allan Hawes clarinet /soprano sax/tenor & alto sax
Tony Lewis - trombone
Neill Pickard- banjo/guitar/vox
Dave Pitt- acoustic bass
Jerome Raateland- drums

This highly-experienced group plays a variety of styles from Dixieland through Swing to Blues and old-time Rock ‘n Roll.

Their Dixie jazz relates not only to the US hits of the 20’s, 30’s & 40’s but also to the ‘trad’ standards of the UK of the 50’s & 60’s with repertoire such as:
That’s A-plenty. Indiana, Bourbon Street Parade, Georgia, China Boy, Puttin’ On The Ritz, Sweet Sue, Hello Dolly, Petite Fleur & many, many more!

Ideal for: corporate function, private party, wedding, concert, festival,
celebration, birthday, funeral

A Good Man Is Hard To Find - (Eddie Green) 1918
After You've Gone - (Creamer/Layton) 1918
Ain't Misbehavin' – (Razaf/Waller/Brooks) 1929
Ain't She Sweet - (Ager/ellen) 1922
Alabama Jubilee - (Cobb/Yellen) 1915
Alexander's Ragtime Band (Berlin)
All Of Me - (Marks/Simons) 1931
Avalon - (Rose/Jolson/DeSylva) 1920
Basin St Blues - ( Spencer Williams) 1926
Blueberry Hill - (Rose/Lewis/Stock) 1940
Blue Skies - (Berlin) 1927
Bye Bye Black Bird - (Henderson/Dixon) 1926
Bill Bailey – (Cannon) 1902
Birth Of The Blues - (Brown/Henderson/DeSylva) 1926
Bei Mir Bist Du Schõn – (Chaplin/Cahn /Secunda) 1937
Blue Moon – (Rodgers/Hart) 1935
Blue Skies - (Berln) 1926
Bourbon Street Parade (Barbarin) 1949
Caravan – (Tizol/Ellington) 1937
Careless Love – (Handy/Koenig/Williams) 1900?
Chesapeake Bay - (Geo.Botsford/ Jean Havez) 1913
China Boy - (Phil Bouteje & Dick Einfree) 1922
Darktown Strutters' Ball - (Brooks) 1917
Dardanella - (Bernard/Black/Fisher) 1919
Deed I Do - (Rose, Hirsch) 1926
Dinah – (Lewis/Young/Akst) 1925
Do You Know what It Means To Miss New Orleans – (DeLange/Alter)
Don't Get Around Much Any More – (Ellington/Russell) 1941
Dr Jazz - (Morton) 1926
Everybody Loves My Baby - (Palmer/Williams) 1924
Falling In Love Again - (Hollaender) 1930
Fancy Pants #1 (Bilk/ Barkwood) 1960
Fancy Pants #2 (Floyd Cramer) 1964
Five Foot Two - (Henderson/Lewis/Young) 1925
Frankie & Johnny - (trad) 1840’s
Frim FRam Sauce - (Ricardel/ Evans) 1946
Georgia – ( Carmichael/Gorrell ) 1931
Gimme A Pigfoot And A Bottle Of Beer - (Wilson/Grant) 1933
Goody Goody - (Mercer/Malneck) 1936
Hello Dolly - (Herman) 1963
Honeysuckle Rose -(Waller/Razaf) 1929
Hot Tamales (They're Red Hot) - (R. Johnson) 1936
I Can't Give You Anything But Love - (J. McHugh/Dorothy Fields) 1928
Ice-cream ( H. Johnson/ Moll/ King) 1929
I Got Rhythm - F (Gershwins) 1930
I’ll See You In My Dreams - (Jones, Kahn) 1924
In A Persian Market Place - (Ketelbey ) 1920
Indiana - (MacDonald/Hanley) 1917
Jambalaya - (H. Williams) 1952
Jumpin' With Symphony Sid - (Jackson) 1949
Lady Be Good – (Gershwins) 1924
Lady Is A Tramp - (Warren/Dubin) 1937
Lassus Trombone - (Henry Fillmore) 1915
Limehouse Blues- (Braham/Furber) 1924
Makin' Whoopee – (Kahn/Donaldson) 1928
Margie - (Conrad/Robinson/ Davis) 1920
Maryland My Maryland - (Trad)
Midnight In Moscow – (Matsovosky-Soloviev-Sedoi) 1956
Mississippi Mud - (Barris / Cavanaugh) 1928
Mood Indigo - (Ellington/Bigard/Mills) 1931
Moonglow - (Will Hudson/Irving Mills/Eddie DeLange) 1934
Muskrat Ramble – (Ory/Gilbert) 1926
My Blue Heaven – (Donaldson/Whiting) 1928
Nagasaki - (Warren/Dixon) 1928
Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out - (Jimmy Cox) 1923
Ol’ Man River - (Kern/Hammerstein) 1928
Panama - (Willam H. Tyers)
Pennies From Heaven – (Burke/Johnston) 1936
Petite Fleur – (Bechet) 1952
Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone - (Sam Stept, Sid Clare) 1931
Preacher (The) – (Silver) 1954
Puttin On The Ritz – (Berlin) 1927
Route 66 - (Troup) 1946
Royal Garden Blues – (C & S Williams) 1919
Runnin’ Wild - (Gibbs/Grey/Wood) 1922
When The Saints Go Marching In – (Trad)
Saint James Infirmary Blues – (“Joe Primrose”= Irving Mills ) 1920’s
Saint Louis Blues – (Handy) 1914
San Francisco Bay Blues- (Jesse Fuller) 1954
Sentimental Journey – (Brown/Homer/Green) 1944
Sheik Of Araby – (Snyder/Smith/Wheeler) 1921
Sister Kate – (Piron) 1919
So Do I – (Mackenben-Grant) 1932
Some Of These Days - (Shelton Brooks) 1910
Somebody Stole My Gal - (Leo Wood) 1918
South Rampart Street Parade - (Bauduc/Haggart) 1937
Stardust – (Carmichael/Parish) 1931
Stars Fell On Alabama – (Perkins/Parish) 1934
Stranger On The Shore - ( Bilk ) 1961
Suki Yaki - (Sakumoto) 1961
Sunny Side Of The Street - (McHugh/Fields) 1930
Sweet Georgia Brown – (Bernie/Pinkard/Casey) 1925
Sweet Lorraine - (Burwell/Parish) 1928
Sweet Sue - (Harris/Young) 1928
Swingin Shepherd Blues – (Koffman) 1957
S’wonderful - (Gershwins) 1927
Take The A Train- (Strayhorn/Ellington) 1940
That's A-Plenty – (Pollack/Gilbert) 1914
There'll Be Some Changes Made - (Overstreet/Higgins) 1924
Tiger Rag - (La Rocca/De Coster) 1917
Tijuana Taxi – (Alpert) 1965
Tin Roof Blues – (N.O. R. K.-Mares/Pollack/Stitzel/Roppolo) 1923
Twelfth Street Rag - ( Euday L. Bowman) 1919
Undecided – (Robins-Shavers) 1939
Up A Lazy River – (Carmichael/Arodin) 1931
Way Down Yonder In New Orleans - (Layton/Creamer) 1922
What’s The Reason I’m Not Pleasin’ You? -(Grier/Hatch/Poe/Tomlin) 1935
When My Dreamboat Comes Home - (Friend/ Franklin) 1936
When You and I Were Young, Maggie - (W.Johnson/Butterfield ) 1864
When You're Smilin’-(Fischer/Goodwin/Shay) 1930
Whispering - (Schoenberg/Rose/Coburn) 1920
White Cliffs Of Dover - (Walter Kent & Nat Burton) 1941
Who's Sorry Now – (Snyder/Kalmar/Ruby) 1923
World Is Waiting For The Sunrise – (Seitz/Lockhart) 1919
Yes Sir That's My Baby – (Donaldson/Khan) 1925
You Are My Sunshine – (Davis/Mitchell) 1940
You’re Driving Me Crazy - (Walter Donaldson) 1930
You’re Just In Love - (Berlin) 1950


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