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“I just wanted to let you know we absolutely LOVED Southern Fried Jazz. The show was VERY well received – in fact, people are talking about a possible Christmas show for next season. What lovely people – what talent – what great jazz!!”

Bonnie Elosser, Executive Director
Pro-Art Association
UVA, Wise, VA

“From the opening number,’Is It True What They Say About Dixie,’ to the closing medley of ‘Sweet Georgia Brown’ and ‘When The Saints Go Marching In,’ the audience was mesmerized. Each member…..had a chance to show off their stuff with various numbers, and the sound filled the entire auditorium…”

Jay Stanley
Biloxi Sun Herald
Biloxi, MS

“The Erie Civic Music Association and the Erie community was thrilled with the Southern Fried Jazz concert held March 18, 2012 at our Historic Warner Theater. I am sure that the Southern Fried Jazz band would thrill anyone attending their concert and I very highly recommend them. Erie Civic Music association would definitely bring them back for an encore performance. I wish the Don Edwards and the Southern Fried Jazz band continued success with their outstanding concerts.”

Garlan Newcomb, President
Erie Civic Music Association
Erie, PA

“The Southern Fried Jazz Band’s performance was a ROUSING SUCCESS. From beginning to end it was filled with fun, education and all around great music. The band members’ interaction with each other and the audience made it very warm and personal which made it a wonderful concert. Hope to have them back in California to perform another concert for our Association.”

Betsy Hardie, President
North San Luis Obispo County Concert Association
San Luis Obispo, CA

“Ever since several of our Board members spent time visiting and talking with the members of the group in October of last year in Pittsburgh, and also hearing their show, we were anxious to be able to book them here and be able to share their incredible talents with our members in DuBois.”

Eleanor Klees, Director
DuBois Community Concert Association
DuBois, PA

“I feel compelled to give a to give a shout out for the Southern Fried Jazz Band. Edgecombe Community College presented the band in April, and they were great. This is Dixieland jazz at its finest. They were easy to work with, and the audience loved them. Band leader and trumpeter Don Edwards is the real deal. I would highly recommend this NC based group to any presenter. (They were) very entertaining..”

Eric Greene, Cultural Arts Director
Edgecombe Community College
Tarboro, NC

“The audience loved them – they had a great way of talking to the audience, teling jokes and introducing songs. The musicianship and variety of music were excellent!”

Nancy Denholm, Mgr
Eissey Campus Auditorium
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

“We had our final concert last night and it was wonderful. We couldn’t have had a better way to end our year. The Southern Fried Jazz Band was delightful!! They gave an excellent musical program and added educational information about the music and original recordings. Our audience loved it. Thank you for showcasing them.”

Jobeth Mass, President
Bolivar Live On Stage
Bolivar, MO

“I just returned from the concert Southern Fried Jazz did in Centralia, Washington….Hope you’ll be back in the northwest next year. It was a fabulous concert. And I’m enjoying the CD as well….. Can you put my name on your mailing list for when the band tours? I’d love to hear them again!”

Sandy Neal
Lewis County Community Concerts
Centralia, WA

“My students really enjoyed it, stayed until the end of the encore, and were making comments all along about how much they were learning about what we had already studied in class. The program was excellent and the presentation of each of the players was great….. All of the community members I knew were also ecstatic about the program!”

Bernie Hall, Band Director
Asheboro High School
Asheboro, NC

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