Baby Soda - Prohibition Era Jazz Band

Baby Soda hot new orleans prohibition era Jazz Band New York NYC Wedding jazz band with clarinet banjo trumpetBaby Soda was formed in 2007 in Brooklyn New York, by musicians who met playing traditional jazz in Washington Square Park and the NYC subway system. The group has grown and changed over the years, to include a large family of talented New York musicians, many coming here to realize their musical aspirations. You can find photos and profiles of some of the musicians who have played with Baby Soda over the years on the Archive page. The repertoire has changed as well with the original ensemble playing more of the music common to the street bands in New Orleans today.

The current repertoire has expanded to include more of the music of Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Hoagy Carmichael, Harry Warren & the composers who created the great American songs of Tin Pan Alley. We are not recreationists, playing note for note transcriptions, but play this expanded repertoire in the New Orleans style of small ensemble improvisation, blending arranged and improvised sections.

The instrumentation is a distinctive part of our sound. A low-boy hi-hat, wood block and one string box bass, have replaced the washboard as the percussion section most of the time. They are played by the horn and banjo players, unless we’re performing with a traditional kit drummer.

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Weary Blues from “Live at Radegast”

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Sep 26, 2021 Baby Soda Jazz Band St. Mazie Williamsburg, NY
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $15. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 345 Grand St.. Quartet, playing the small ensemble jazz of the early 20th century. Trumpet, clarinet/saxophone, banjo/guitar & box bass. 8:00-10:00pm. Kitchen open late. seating at the bar may be available without a reservation. Buy Tickets More information
Sep 27, 2021 Baby Soda Jazz Band Little Island Park New York City, NY
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Pier 55 West St & 14th st.. Quintet playing in Little Island Park. trumpet, trombone, clarinet, banjo, box bass. Time TBD. check calendar. probably 12:15-1:15pm Buy Tickets More information

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