Band plays the authentic, pure black Jazz from the Twenties.
in 1987, the band is made up of four instruments: clarinet, trombone,
piano and washboard. One can be surprised by its originality and its capacity
of movements. The successes they got all around the world since 12 years
can demonstrate that this kind of group, absolutely unique in the trad
jazz world, is bringing something new in a jazz style that started to
get more or less worn. Conviviality, youthful enthusiasm, humour, professionalism,
choice of a rich and still enlarged repertoire (from the 20ies and
the 30ies, Fats Waller, James P. Johnson a.o., but also original
compositions and now Duke Ellington), and exceptional musical individualities
bended with a solid frienship, these are the ingredients of PARIS WASHBOARD.