Location: Renaissance Theater, Tuscany Falls Clubhouse
Two shows - 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Artists Series -- Dan Reed's Dixieland Hotshots 7 Piece Band - Jan. 19
Dan Reed is an amazing trumpeter who started his musical journey at the ripe old age of nine in St Louis, MO. Although he wasn't a fan of practicing, his parents insisted he do so and even had him perform every weekend for company. Dan felt he couldn't face his relatives if he quit, so he stayed with it and began to love practicing hours and hours daily. While still in high school, Dan had an opportunity to play one night at the Preservation Hall in New Orleans where he met Al Hirt. This is when he fell in love with traditional Jazz. With music in his blood and St. Louis Jazz surrounding him, it's no surprise that his greatest professional influences were Louis Armstrong, Al Hirt, Maynard Ferguson, Bill Chase and Doc Severinsen, just to name a few. Dan has been described as an amazing musician and as much fun to watch as a 'whirling dervish.' Dan and his Hotshots will take the audience on a trip to New Orleans to hear Dixieland as you've never heard or seen before. Dan brings a dynamic and electrifying energy to every performance which gives him his tag line 'Dan Reed and friends, keeping it fun!'