Royal Garden Jazzband is one of the oldest amateur jazz bands in Denmark.
It all started in 1956 at the town of Nykøbing Mors, where the boys from the Boy Scout’s Orchestra were very enthusiastic about jazz. A number of them first started with a show band, which became the New Town Seven and later the Royal Garden Jazzmen – named after the local jazz club where they worked as the home band.
After some years the band dissolved but was restarted by bass player Flemming Seiersen. He is the only remaining member from the original band.
The six musicians live far from each other. Two in East Jutland, two in Odense, the capital of Funen, and two in Faaborg, south Funen. They all have played jazz for more than a generation, but their graying temples do not diminish their high flying humour!
Despite of the geographical spreading the band to-day is more active than ever!
Royal Garden Jazzband is particularly fond of the New Orleans jazz style. Mentioned from the playlist must be Ory’s Creole Trombone, High Society, Muscrat Ramble, Basin Street Blues and many more popular tunes.