Salon Series Invitation: Shake 'Em Up Jazz Band: Present a Tribute to the Ladies of Preservation Hall
Shake 'Em Up Jazz Band was assembled in June of 2016, as an all-female cast of traditional jazz musicians to play for Girls Rock New Orleans. These amazing women had a blast playing together and caused a stir from their first performance. On the strength of their first few shows, and because of the stellar reputations of the individual musicians, Shake 'Em Up was immediately booked as a special guest at the Abita Springs Opry, the Abita Springs Busker Fest, the Pensacola Swing Dance Festival, and the Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia, Italy. The band has also enjoyed a steady stream of bookings at various New Orleans clubs, including The Spotted Cat, Fritzel's, Buffa's, and The Dragon's Den. In addition to club bookings, you can catch the band later this year at the Nevermore Jazz Ball & Swing Dance Festival (St. Louis, MO / November 2017).
In June 2017, Shake ‘Em Up headed into Bunny Friend Studio (brainchild of Shake ‘Em Up’s own Molly Reeves) and recorded a 10-track session which will be officially released on Friday, July 7th, at the band's inaugural appearance at the Umbria Jazz Festival.
Shake Em Up Jazz Band is
Defne 'Dizzy' Incirlioglu, Washboard
Julie Schexnayder, Bass
Molly Reeves, Guitar
Marla Dixon, Trumpet
Chloe Feoranzo, Clarinet
Haruka Kikuchi, Trombone