For more than thirty-five years, Woody Allen & His New Orleans Jazz Band have been delighting audiences with a hot mix of New Orleans inspired music.
The band’s sound comprises a diverse collection of early twentieth century popular tunes, hymns, spirituals, marches, blues and rags, and draws inspiration from such legendary artists as Sidney Bechet, George Lewis, Johnny Dodds, Jimmie Noone and of course, Louis Armstrong.
In keeping with the spontaneous nature of the music every performance is an energetic collection of improvisations—there is no play list, nor do the musicians know what song Allen, in collaboration with band director Eddy Davis, will call out next.
In 1996, the band embarked on its first tour of Europe and was chronicled in the documentary film, Wild Man Blues. This special Royal Albert Hall concert will be the band’s first show in London since 2004.