Funeral Procession in Chandlers Ford, Hampshire
Photo taken by Martin Bennett 5 June 2014
This jazz funeral band can play live music at funeral to either,
celebrate the life of your loved one or, to mark their passing with
the music they enjoyed.
In New Orleans the jazz (brass band) is led by a Parade Marshal and plays dirges on the way
to the committal and happy music afterwards. For jazz funerals
in the UK most people ask the jazz band for happy music going to the
interment the procession is usually led by the Funeral director
Acoustic Jass are happy to deal with either or both family members
or the funeral director. Their experience enables this jazz band to
offer suggestions that makes their part of the funeral run smoothly,
you don't get a rehursal
A Jazz Funeral, The tune is "The Old Rugged Cross"
Jazz Funeral band leads the procession to the Cemetery in Portsmouth
Many people have been inspired to have a jazz funeral after watching
the James Bond film "Live and Let Die" where a funeral procession
appears with the Jazz Funeral Band playing the spiritual "Just
A Closer Walk With Thee" as a dirge, there is a fatal stabbing
and they carried the body off to "Joe Avery's Piece"
an up tempo parade tune.
This Jazz Funeral Band has been asked to recreate
this "but without the stabbing".
Jazz Funeral the tune is "Lily of The Valley"
Courtesy of Mrs A Youé & John C Blanchard FCA