Clive Wilson's New Orleans Serenaders
"The New Orleans Serenaders performs for Jazz Festivals and concerts. They revisit the repertoire associated with famous jazz pioneers Kid Ory, Louis Armstrong and others, bringing to life musical selections from all phases of their careers such as Ory's Creole Trombone, Cornet Chop Suey, Potato Head Blues, West End Blues, Maple Leaf Rag, Gatemouth, Down Home Rag, Shim-Me-Sha-Wabble, Black Snake Blues, and many more. Only recently gathered together by Clive Wilson, the members of the Serenaders have a long history of musical friendships and associations going back nearly four decades. Playing with one another many times over the years in jam sessions, concerts, recording sessions, parades and even New Orleans funerals, they have a profound sense of a shared experience and a common love of the New Orleans style music. Most of them spent considerable time during the 1960s and 1970s, their musically formative years, listening to, studying with, and playing with, the living legends of New Orleans jazz. Although they come from different countries, the Serenaders have played in concerts and jazz festivals on both sides of the Atlantic in recent years, and have been received with critical acclaim. "