About Us

Once upon a time, the artistic creativity of musicians and technology came together to create perhaps the most prolific and amazing change in music the world has known—and all while alcohol was illegal! That would be in the 1920’s when radio, sound movies, music recording technology, and music publishing coincided with the northern migration of people for jobs. The blacks, whites, the new immigrants, and the long time citizens all took part in the synergy and that was dawn of jazz. The American Dream visited music.

Meet an orchestra full of curators—The Paramount Jazz Orchestra. This band has been sharing hot pre-swing jazz since the 1980’s. Their arrangements are vintage and often transcriptions of famous recordings. The ten piece orchestra plays the hit songs of the era as done by the likes of early Duke Ellington, Bix Biederbecke, Fletcher Henderson, Ray Noble, Glen Gray, Cab Calloway and Isham Jones. It is the next best thing to a time machine.