New Orleans
LOCAL 174-496

New Orleans
LOCAL 174-496


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Garden District Jazz Band

Contact Information

(504) 427-2008


The musicians

Drummer and band leader, David Hansen, features the best jazz artists in New Orleans. His regular nightly performance since 2006 (11.5 years) is at Houston’s Restaurant on St. Charles Ave. His Garden District Trio features the best pianists and bassists performing nightly with a seven foot Steinway, upright bass and Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute drums. They provide an intense, swingin’ and groove session every night.

Hansen’s Garden District Band has performed for events worldwide with the trio, five and eight piece bands in Brazil, Argentina, Turkey, Malaysia and Canada for private events and public music festivals. The musicians are all world-class professionals and have collectively performed as freelance artists with the best known “name” jazz artists in the world.

Our history

The Garden District Band is a sophisticated jazz ensemble performing from a huge repertoire ranging from classic standards, very old New Orleans traditional jazz, big band hits, bebop, Latin/Jazz to funky New Orleans street beat or second line type songs in a very creative and highly improvised setting.

Jazz and Latin groove infused the Garden District Band performs from the Classic American Songbook with Swing, Ballads, Bossa Nova, Samba and quasi-rhumba styles with a unique New Orleans feel. They perform in the style of the incredible, great, swinging piano trios such as Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Gene Harris, Ahmad Jamal, Wynton Kelly, McCoy Tyner and many others. If you like these artists, you will love the Garden District Band.

Our sound

The Garden District Band has eight albums available at all the major digital music purchasing locations. CD’s can be purchased from the band (live performances), in New Orleans at the Louisiana Music Factory or on-line at CDBaby … search for the “Garden District Trio”

On the many albums, Hansen features the best jazz pianists and bassists performing in New Orleans.

Please remember The Garden District Band (trio to hot-groove 8) is available for private events, concerts, festivals, fairs and Weddings. They are flexible with their performance repertoire and do very well selecting the appropriate performance material for a jazz festival or private event where the moods are varied.

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