The new music director of the San Francisco Symphony, Esa-Pekka Salonen, has created a collaborative council to do, uh, something.
Garrett Harris 3 p.m., Feb. 20
David Austin: Drums, Vocals | Al Adams: Trombone, Vocals | John Contreras: Reeds | Ray Coutu: Trumpet, Vocals | Ken Dillard: Piano | Jim Goodwin: Banjo, Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric) | Tim Smith: Bass guitar, Vocals
Sound description: Traditional and Dixieland jazz, blues, ragtime, swing, and crossover tunes.
RIYL: Scott Joplin, Louis Armstrong, the Firehouse Five Plus Two, Jim Cullum Jazz Band, Kenny Ball, the Dukes of Dixieland,
Inception: La Mesa, 2000
Influences: Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Jack Teagarden, Sidney Bechet, King Oliver
The Dixie Express Jazz Band was formed in San Diego in June 2000 by a group of musicians participating in the America's Finest City Dixieland Jazz Society's workshops and jazz camps. The band specializes in traditional and Dixieland jazz, blues, ragtime, swing, and crossover tunes.