Emperor Norton's Jazz Band

Music of the '20s and '30s played by people in their 20s and 30s.

Traditional Jazz played by not so tradional players.

Emperor Norton's Jazz Band plays formed in the summer of 2007 with the goal of recreating the classic sounds of such early jazz luminaries as Louis Armstrong, Bix Bedierbecke, King Oliver, and Jellyroll Morton.

Emperor Norton's Jazz Band is now taking on the task of carrying this wonderful music out of relative obscurity and into the diverse cultural wonderland of San Francisco nightlife. Performances at venues such as Amnesia and Revolution Cafe have brought crowds to their stompin' and dancin' feet.

The band says: "As Emperor Norton himself would have wanted it, there is no particular plan for this evening's concert. Where will the mood take us? How about a throwback to a Prohibition-era speakeasy? A sing-along spiritual? A New Orleans funeral romp? Just let the music carry you away."

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