New Black Eagle Jazz Band with guitarist Duke Robillard
The New Black Eagles return to the Regattabar with a slightly different sound. For over forty years, from Symphony Hall to Singapore, the band has delighted audiences worldwide with its infectious, soulful and uplifting style of traditional New Orleans jazz.- and now they've added award-winning blues guitarist Duke Robillard to the group! Paying homage to the greatest musicians of the early jazz era- Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington -the band has developed its own eclectic sound, incorporating spirituals, 1920's and 30's popular music and even some songs recorded by Elvis and Bob Dylan!
Widely-recognized as one of the premier traditional jazz bands in the world, the Black Eagles have been featured in numerous prestigious jazz festivals, including the Newport, Kool, JVC, Tanglewood, Edinburgh, and New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festivals. With a Grammy nomination to their credit, a vast repertoire, seven inspired musicians, and a highly entertaining stage manner, it's no wonder that the New York Times has noted that the Black Eagles are "So far ahead of other traditional bands...there is scarcely any basis for comparison."