DUKES of Dixieland
Back in 1974, producer John Shoup re-formed the DUKES of Dixieland, and opened their jazz club atop the Monteleone Hotel in the French Quarter, calling it "DUKES' PLACE" with the blessing of its previous owner, Louis Prima. In 1992, they moved home base to the STEAMBOAT NATCHEZ, where they have remained ever since.
The DUKES have performed with orchestras, festivals and Performing Arts Centers in the USA and overseas, with eight different themes ("Mardi Gras"; "Blues on the Bayou"; "Symphonic Jazz"; "Voodoo Revue"; "Celebrating Satchmo"; "New Orleans Jazz Legends" and "Back to Bourbon Street"). With a repertoire of roughly 400 tunes, they play New Orleans music - from Dr. John and Fats Domino, to Huey Smith and Louis Prima - not to mention many of their own original tunes.
They have recorded 26 albums and produced three PBS television shows ("New Orleans Pops"; "Salute to Jelly Roll Morton" and "Celebrating Satchmo").