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The Dixieland Accidentals
  Jazz in the tradition
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Delighting Austin-area audiences since 2005, the Dixieland Accidentals represent one of the Live Music Capital's most unusual musical resources. Taking a fresh and often novel approach to traditional jazz — be it ragtime, Dixieland, New Orleans style, Chicago style, or classic swing — the Accidentals serve up the tunes with a verve and enthusiasm that is downright contagious. Made up of six members and friends of one of the Live Music Capital's premier concert music ensembles, the Austin Symphonic Band, the group displays an intimate acquaintance with the traditions of American wind band music (of which traditional jazz is a branch) that is beyond question. The result is an exciting, toe-tapping musical experience that appeals to young and old alike.

The Accidentals have performed for audiences at local elementary and middle schools, at retirement centers, and everything in between, including such disparately fabled spots as Scholz Garten, UT's Harry Ransom Center, Zilker Hillside Theater, and the Veloway at Circle C. Perhaps a little traditional jazz would be just the thing to spice up your upcoming event. Drop us a line, and let's discuss it.

Hear the Dixieland Accidentals live. A new venue announcement is coming soon. Watch this space!

Who are we, really? Ah, that's a deep question. We do have names, however. Here are some:

Hank Frankenberg, Clarinet
Brian Carr, Cornet/trumpet
Wayne McDilda, Saxophone
Jim Crandell, Trombone (and catherd)
Al Martin, Tuba/Sousaphone
Ryan Thomas, Percussion
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