New Orleans High Society originally started with a weekly gig in the birthplace of jazz, New Orleans, LA. As the members of the band to to know each other better, a distinctive interpretation of the New Orleans repertoire began to emerge with the sound of traditional jazz as its base but with sprinklings of Afro-Cuban, gospel, and modern trip-hop mixed in. After playing together for over 18 months, the band decided to record an album, resulting in their self-title debut.
The album was released by 1718 Records on November 13th, 2020 through Slammin Media distributed World Wide by Believe Distribution
“Amazingly, New Orleans High Society had only been playing together for a bit over 18 months before recording this exceptional first album. With this kind of chemistry, you’d think they’d have years- if not decades- under their belt, and it results in one of the best jazz endeavors of the year. 9/10”
- Tom Haugen
““A band that grew and grew together out of a weekly Nawlins gig, this bunch sounds retro until you notice the young ‘uns slipping some trip hop into the second line funk. Like a page out of Louis Prima's Nawlins in real time, they got a feel for the sound and fury and the resulting set is a gasser of olde tyme Dixieland complete with proper period songs. Get hep to this jive, daddio.” ”
“The brass section is so full of life, I feel like they’ll leap right out of my stereo speakers and turn my apartment into Bourbon Street. Or perhaps I could jump through the speakers into the land of the music.”
- Michael Doherty