This band plays jazz funeral music at dixieland funerals in Hampshire.
This funeral band can play for any part of a funeral:-
Funeral Courtege in Chandlers Ford
Photo taken by Martin Bennett 5 June 2014
This band can play live music at funerals to either, celebrate the life of your loved one or, to mark their passing with the music they enjoyed.
In New Orleans the jazz bands (jazz funeral brass bands) are led by a Parade Marshal and play dirges on the way to the committal. On the way back they play cheerful uptempo music.
For 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
The usual tunes played are :-
These may be played as a traditional funeral dirge or, as up tempo happy music.
If you want a special tune if it is not already in their repertoire, this band will learn it for you.
This jazz band has played at many Hampshire funerals and understand that most funerals happen at short notice.
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 Funeral music is "The Old Rugged Cross"
Acoustic Jass 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 parade 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.
Acoustic Jass 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
Jazz Funeral at Highcliffe
Photograph Courtesy Bournemouth Daily Echo
New Orleans Jazz for a Woodland Funeral
Photorgaph courtesy Caroline Crisp, Crisp Images
Where they've played at in Hampshire:-
Acoustic Jass :-
18 Porteous Crescent
Places in Hampshire this band has performed for other events:-
© M.P. Roberts-Jones