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Dallas Jazz Orchestra


In 1973, founders Thomas Mason and Galen Jeter brought together some of the best musicians from the Dallas area to form the Dallas Jazz Orchestra. With no outside financial support, the Dallas Jazz Orchestra played its first public concert in March 1974. The group’s first album followed soon after, recorded live at “Maxine Kent’s” in 1975. The second album, also cut live at “Maxine Kent’s,” was produced in 1978. That same year, Galen moved the Dallas Jazz Orchestra into Wayne Morgan’s “Popsicle Toes” where it played weekly for many years. Later the band played at "Poor David's Pub" on lower Greenville Avenue, then the Village Country Club and currently at Dukes Icehouse on Addison


Article: Big Band Report

DJO: Thirty Years and Counting

Read "DJO: Thirty Years and Counting" reviewed by Jack Bowers

I was reminded recently that the Dallas Jazz Orchestra is now more than thirty years old (which I should have known after reviewing its latest album, The Big 3-0, recorded in 2004). That's a long time for any big band to stay together, and would have been true even the in so-called Big Band Era, when ...


The Dallas Jazz Orchestra Plays Dee Barton

Label: Narada Publishing, Inc.
Released: 1995


Turnin' Twenty

Label: Narada Publishing, Inc.
Released: 1994


Morning Glory

Label: Narada Publishing, Inc.
Released: 1982


Fat Momma's Revenge

Label: Narada Publishing, Inc.
Released: 0


Super Chicken

Label: Narada Publishing, Inc.
Released: 0


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