New Orleans Jazz Band: Dag


"They have a word down South to describe the way you feel when your packed into
a crowded dive at 1:00 AM, where the cigarette smoke is so thick it makes its
own weather; and the waitress is slinging bourbon and Fritos while some bad-ass
Jazz Funk band rocks the house as hard as Blue Ridge granite, and the sweat
flows down from the stage like the cloudy waters of Pamlico Sound. There's a
word for how you feel when you hear live Jazzy-funk music so sweet and hot, you
just gotta shout something. The word is: DAG!" - Columbia Records

There is only one place on earth where I though I could go to experience
the true meaning of Jazz and to try to place myself in the shoes of all of ...

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to get into the proper frame of mind of experiencing true Jazz. The
focus of this report will be on my life changing experience at a little place
known as The House of Blues. This amazing combination of bar and stage created
one of the most conducive atmospheres to music listening that I have ever been
involved with. The stage, similar to the Fox, in Boulder and the bar/restaurant,
similar to nothing both had a character and charm unique to itself. The
ceilings in the bar area were covered by sculpted silhouettes of every major
Jazz/Blues artist that ever played there. Images such as Louis Armstrong,
Lester Young, Dizzie Gillespie, Buddy Bolden, Horace Silvers, and Jelly Roll
Morton adorned the walls and ceilings of the HOB (House of Blues). Every beer
on tap was a Louisiana original and the only kind of cooking done there was
absolutely Cajun.

On Thursday, April 11, 1996, I and 5 friends ventured into the legendary
house of Blues. Headlining was a band entitled "Dag." This ...

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