NEXT PUBLIC PERFORMANCE: Sunday August 10,2014 @ 6:30 PM Wrentham Town Park ( Gazebo ) Wrentham, MA - See Schedule for Details

John Zawislak, Steve Shaw, Bill Dube Chris Wadsworth, Bill Kiesewetter, Dale Ellenberg, Paul Peterson, Alan Shapiro, Rick Foster
(Front Row)  Dolly Fruzzetti,


Ron L'Herault has recently joined our band on trombone.  He will be replacing Johnny Z who is retiring to travel the U.S.

Just in.....Review of our Sherborn Inn Performance

What a great job you did last night! Everyone thought your band was terrific and that you made the evening the success it was. Your music was great - someone said to me they wished they could freeze the moment because we could never duplicate the really fun atmosphere that was going on all around us.
I can't thank you and all the members of the band enough for making this party one that will be remembered by our group for a long, long time.

Bette Hahner
CONCH ( Continuing On New Comers of Chatham & Harwich )

Read what the Mashpee Senior Center said recently.

Another article from the Mashpee Enterprise Oct. 2009

Stunning....... Read the  review of our recent performance @ Ma Glockners

Check out the article from The Wanderer on our recent perform-
ance at the Marion Art Center.

Check Out You-Tube Videos from Live Shows

Tiger Rag  It's a Sin to Tell a Lie
That's a Plenty  It's a Long Way to Tipperary
Algiers Strut My Bucket got a Hole in It
Tishomingo Blues Basin Street Blues

Bogalusa Strut

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The Dixie Diehards honored Ray Coniff
at a public concert on Sunday July 21st  2013
Details are here

"My thanks to the Dixie Diehards for a wonderful concert. You made
our day, our week, our month! I can't tell you what a good mood you set."

The Dixie Diehards have eloquently enhanced both our Easter and Mother's Day Brunch. I would recommend them to any establishment looking for that special something to enhance their function."
Angelo Diniz, Director of Food and Beverage, Taunton Holiday Inn


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With trombone player Jim Kelleher as the driving force and prime mover, the Dixie Diehards Dixieland Band was formed in August, 2006 by a group of traditional jazz and Dixieland music enthusiasts whose members include a medical doctor, medical researcher, businessmen and an investigative news reporter.
The Diehards title derives from members’ long-running devotion to traditional jazz music in the style of early 20th century exemplified by such New Orleans bands, as the Original Dixieland Jass Band and Louis Armstrong’s All-Stars, as well as Chicago area musicians like Muggsy Spanier and Jimmy McPartland.

The term “Dixieland” refers to a form of small group jazz which typically includes a trumpet, a clarinet and a trombone and often a tuba combined with a rhythm section that may include a banjo, percussion or bass player as well as a piano. In most arrangements, the trumpet plays the melody while other instruments freely improvise around it, or paraphrase the melody in creative solos. 

The Dixie Diehards have won an enthusiastic reception across southern New England, not only for their old school jazz style, but for bringing an irrepressible sense of fun and frolic to their shows. That attitude almost always includes audience sing-a-longs, spontaneous dance outbursts (remember the Charleston and the Black Bottom?) and a spirit of “wonderful  nonsense” inspired by the early 20th Century which gave them their music. 

Playing melodies that vary from rollicking numbers like “Hello Dolly,” “Doctor Jazz” and “Bill Bailey” to soulful renditions of “Basin Street Blues” and “Georgia On My Mind,” The Dixie Diehards are a throwback to the good times from an indelible era in American history.

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Check out our Dolly Fruzzetti performing the "Washington Blues" on You Tube.  The song was composed by our own Jim Kelleher.



In the News - Recent Articles
Sun Chronicle Re: Great Gatsby Night

N.E. Review Re: AmazingThings Art Center

We are now booking for 2014 events
Jazz, Blues, & Dance - we have it all !

The Dixie Diehards can make it Special !

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