Great Jazz, “Dizzy” Bands, Full On Fun Assured for Fest Jazz, 2016


Trevor Stent emailed me “Dizzy Birds are a superb group in my opinion!”

So as Trevor has booked them as one of the star turns for Fest Jazz, 2016, I took a look and came across this magical YouTube which surely evokes the mood and musical frivolity of this wonderful annual festival at Châteauneuf-du-Faou in Brittany, France.

Plus their very latest YouTube which Francois Perdriau has just supplied:

A truly international band, Dizzy Birds’ young musicians are based in Berlin but come from Denmark, Spain, France, Germany and the USA. Established as recently as 2013, the band interprets New Orleans Jazz and Ragtime with a flourish and energetic free style that attracts younger audiences right back to Jazz. They started out busking on the streets of Berlin but now play at clubs and prestigious jazz festivals throughout Europe.

Darktown Strutters Ball
“What I see are six young men playing the oldest jazz in the world. These are the Dizzy Birds, and they are part of the great revolution in jazz and swing music that is bringing back to the forefront a music that is far from dead.… They are playing Darktown Strutters Ball (Shelton Brooks, 1917) with dexterity and style within the tradition of New Orleans jazz music from the 1920s… they are having fun and they’ve tapped into the roots of what made jazz music hot 100 years ago.”
Patrick Faurot, Just Jazz, April, 2016.

Band Members
Eldar Tsalikov (RUS: alto saxophone and clarinet); Laurent Humeau (C.I.: guitar, soprano sax and clarinet); Paul Voit (GER: guitar, banjo); Francois Perdriau (FR: bass drum, cymbal, woodblock and bell); Flocko Motion (GER: double bass and tuba); Carlos St. Ana (ESP: piano and trombone)

This year Fest Jazz falls on the weekend of Friday, 29th till Sunday, 31st January.
Book NOW and we’ll see you and Dizzy Birds there!

Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz


Booking online for the Festival only

Brittany Ferries have once again teamed up with Fest Jazz Organisers to offer a special weekend ferry crossing plus reduced entry to the festival.

Special weekend ferry crossing plus ticket offer

Don’t delay, book online NOW!

Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz

(YouTube & photo courtesy of Dizzy Birds)

See also:

“Beauty” and Ben Holder Set to Enthral Fans at Fest Jazz 2016

Fest Jazz 2016 Preview: Joan Chamorro & The Sant Andreu Jazz Band at Fest Jazz 2014

Newly Released YouTubes of The Sant Andreu Jazz Band Herald Countdown to
Fest Jazz 2016

Prelude to Fest Jazz, 2016: “I Remember Clifford” Eva Fernández, at Fest Jazz 2014

Re-Release! Fest Jazz 2016 to Feature Joan Chamorro’s Incredible Sant Andreu Youth Band

Countdown to Fest Jazz 2016

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  1. Trevor Stent says:

    Of all the new bands that are at the festival this year, “Dizzy Birds” is the one I am looking forward most to hearing. They seem to have an amazing mix of swing, good arrangements and charisma.

  2. Peter Butler says:

    As am I, Trevor!

  3. Norm888 says:

    Our little gang toooooooo ! Norm888

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