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The Great Gatsby: Capturing The Essence Of The Roaring Twenties

dancing, America’s Jazz Age has been a source of interest and wonder for many all over the world.

No one knows this better than F. Scott Fitzgerald. The talented author brings the tumultuous, glamorous Roaring Twenties to life in his beautiful prose. While his words paint a beautifully vivid picture of the 1920s, Razzmajazz Dixieland Band has been dedicated to bringing the Jazz Age’s iconic sound to life.

The Swing and New Orleans Traditional Jazz band has been offering high-energy, live performances all over North Texas since 1984.

For many people today, the Roaring Twenties are a wondrous time to look back on. Nothing captures this better than Fitzgerald’s flamboyant The Great Gatsby. The time of economic growth, glitzy parties, and social change has been perfectly captured by the talented writer.

Let’s explore the world of the Roaring Twenties a century later:

The Air Of Change

If there’s one thing everyone knows about the Roaring Twenties, it’s that it was a time of change. With the Prohibition Era in full swing, there was a nationwide ban on alcohol and that meant other forms of entertainment were on the rise.

In fact, jazz music gained its popularity during this time owing to the response to the Prohibition. Without an outlet for enjoyment, people flocked to speakeasies and parties where they could party the evening away.

The post-war prosperity is perfectly captured by the literary masterpiece. The feeling of change and freedom were thick in the air and everyone danced to tunes of jazz music as the world around them embraced the transformation.

The Outfits

The flamboyant outfits were almost synonymous with the Jazz Age. As people looked for ways to express themselves, style trends evolved to become more flashy and glitzy. The Great Gatsby perfectly captures the essence of the Roaring Twenties style.

From sequined and fringed flapper dresses to embellished headpieces, everything was about the spectacle. Interestingly, the outfits of the Roaring Twenties were designed to complement the lively dances of the time—everyone shimmied and Lindy Hopped to the high-energy jazz music played at these exciting parties!

The Music

The fact that Fitzgerald coined the decade “The Jazz Age” speaks of the influence of this lively musical genre. Jazz music was at the heart of the Roaring Twenties, it provided the soundtrack to the changing times.

The Great Gatsby shows how this new genre was at the forefront of the Roaring Twenties. With talented jazz musicians carrying this all-American musical style far and wide with them. Jazz music—particularly Swing Jazz and the New Orleans Traditional Jazz from jazz music’s birthplace—captured the booming, electric atmosphere of the decade perfectly.

The Roaring Twenties may have gone by a century ago, but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring the essence of the time back to life. Razzmajazz Dixieland Band provides engaging performances all over North Texas, their repertoire includes some of the most popular songs from the 1920s and 1930s.

Whether you’re hosting a corporate dinner or looking for a live musician for your wedding, their band will definitely keep your guests entertained with their charismatic performances. As connoisseurs of the music of the Golden Twenties, they’re one of the best live Swing and New Orleans Traditional Jazz bands you can hire for your special events.

For more information about their Jazz Age-inspired jazz band, visit their website.

Notable Performances

Razzmajazz Dixieland Band has been performing New Orleans Traditional and Swing Jazz’s popular songs at corporate dinners, weddings, and special occasions since 1984. Some of their notable performances all over North Texas and the Metroplex Areas are:

  • Globe Life Park
  • Walnut Creek Country Club
  • Brinker International
  • Dallas Museum of Art
  • Pecan Street Arts Festival – Arlington
  • Junior League of Arlington
  • St Alban’s Parish – Anglican
  • Texas Rangers
  • National Semiconductor
  • IBM
  • Aerospace Optics
  • Plano Firefighters Assoc.
  • Albertson’s Food Stores
  • Mesquite Exchange Club
  • Children’s Medical Center
  • North American Society of First Responders
  • Park Suites Hotel
  • Case Power and Equipment
  • Worth Cattledrive Rest
  • Mira Vista Country Club
  • Dallas Mavericks
  • Fielder Road Baptist Church
  • Denton Arts and Jazz Festival
  • Fort Worth Boat Club
  • Richland Pointe Mall
  • Main Street Arts Festival – Fort Worth
  • Six Flags Over Texas
  • Law Offices of Windle Turley
  • Anatole Hotel
  • Anheuser-Busch

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