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Jazz: New Orleans Jazz Jazz: Dixieland Jazz: Traditional Jazz Combo Moods: Mood: Fun Moods: Mood: Upbeat

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United States - California

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The Au Brothers

As many a west coast traditional jazz fan knows, the Au family has been a fixture of the Sacramento scene since the 80s - when all three brothers were born. Turned on to traditional jazz at an early age by their uncle, trombonist Howard Miyata of the High Sierra Jazz Band, they grew up playing in the Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society's youth camps, official youth band, at the Jazz Jubilee, and have since branched out to entertain dancers and fans worldwide with their music. Between the three of them, they have performed in India, Japan, Australia, England, France, Finland, the Netherlands, Panama, Brazil, China, Spain, and with jazz greats such as Herbie Hancock, Ellis Marsalis, Terence Blanchard, Nicholas Payton, Wycliffe Gordon, Bob Draga, the Jim Cullum Jazz Band, Bill and John Allred, Vince Giordano and His Nighthawks, Leroy Jones, Eddie Erickson, Jim Maihack, Titan Hot Seven, Mike Vax, Jon Cocuzzi, Sugar Willie, and many others.

Youngest brother Justin (trumpet) plays regularly with the Red Skunk Band.

Middle brother Brandon (trombone) currently lives in Sacramento, and plays with Polly's Hot Paupers, the New Lowdown (which has appeared at Midtown Stomp before), and the BSR Hot Shots.

Eldest brother Gordon (trumpet) lives in New York, following two years in New Orleans. While living in the latter, Gordon co-founded the New Orleans Moonshiners, described in the press as "a trad jazz band with new souls" that has "taken the area by storm, gaining a huge fan base and lots of critical acclaim [...] Captivating new rhythms bring audiences to waves of clapping, snapping of fingers and dancing." He currently leads the Grand St. Stompers, and performs with Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, Baby Soda Jazz Band, Dandy Wellington, Glenn Crytzer, and many others.

Having delighted audiences around the nation, the Au brothers are happy to present their debut recording with a stellar, swinging band. They draw from a diverse repertoire of 20s-50s hits, West Coast and Chicago jazz, swing and showtunes, and even TV themes and originals - all guaranteed to keep you dancing and swing your socks off.