New Orleans-based Dukes of Dixieland is pleased to announce the release of "Celebrating Satchmo" Presented by the Leisure Music Group, the CD-video set was produced for PBS and is expected to air later this year.
Featuring Louis Armstrong favorites such as Mack the Knife, What a Wonderful World, Struttin’ With Some Barbecue and You Rascal You, Celebrating Satchmo is a tribute to the influence the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner trumpeter had on the music of New Orleans, where he was born in 1901.
New Orleans is the perfect place to celebrate Satchmo. From his music to the Summer Satchmo Fest held each August, it is
only fitting that the DUKES, the oldest continuously playing jazz band in the area, pay special tribute to Louis Armstrong, the city’s most revered musician. There is none better to do so, than the Dukes who will celebrate 40 years in 2014, and claim the spot as the oldest continuously operating jazz band in New Orleans