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Posted: Saturday, November 5, 2011 12:30 pm | Updated: 12:00 am, Sun Nov 6, 2011.

Friends of Music Committee, Inc. presents Hotlanta in a free concert at 2 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Wickenburg Community Center.

Hotlanta sets your feet firmly on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. Experience every bit of the joy, energy and humor of that early American jazz called Dixieland.

Songs from Fats Waller, Hoagy Carmichael, Louie Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, plus many old favorites like “Sweet Georgia Brown,” “Royal Garden Blues,” “South,” “Hard Hearted Hannah” and “When The Saints Go Marchin’ In” are all part of Hotlanta’s musical treat.

Based in Atlanta, the group has performed extensively in the South since its founding by Don Erdman in 1990, with appearances at The Famous Door on Bourbon Street in New Orleans’ French Quarter, The Brevard College Jazz Festival in North Carolina and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, to name a few.

Hotlanta’s music has been enjoyed around the globe at clubs and jazz festivals in Spain, Germany, Japan, France, Belgium, Finland, Denmark, Poland, Belarus, Saudi Arabia and Singapore.

Hotlanta’s full instrumentation is the traditional sextet: clarinet, cornet, trombone, banjo/vocals, tuba and drums. Hotlanta also performs as a trio, quartet or quintet. In addition to their “Happy Feet” CD, recordings include “Live in Spain” from a performance at Spain’s Jazzaldia Festival, “The Saints,” a CD on the Intersound label and their newest CD, “There Ain’t No Jazz Like Dixieland”.

The concert will be at the Wickenburg Community Center, 160 N. Valentine St., Wickenburg.

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