No-one is quite sure where the Ten Bells Rag Band came from but with an enigmatic back story tracing their lineage back to the dawn of jazz the truth may never be known.
Regardless of their origin, they have made a name for themselves in the UK and abroad by capturing the spirit of early jazz, with a distinctive East London twist. As a collective, their size can vary as much as their tales. So whilst we’ll be welcoming a compact line-up to Oriole, expect an evening large on NOLA swagger and brassy riffs.
New Orleans Jazz via the Mile End Road.
“What excites me about Ten Bells Rag Band is their freshness” The Syncopated Times (USA)