Meet the Dixie Diehards Jazz Band
L – R Chris Wadsworth, Paul Peterson, Steve Shaw, Bill Dube, Ron L’Herault, Carl Gerhard, Bill Kiesewetter, Lorri Inglis (front)
Front Line Members:
Carl Gerhart – Trumpet
Ron L’Herault trombone
Paul Peterson – saxophone
Bill Dube handles the clarinet duties that include explosive and creative solos, an important role in traditional jazz band.Paul Peterson plays both the soprano & tenor sax’s as a member of the reed section of the band’s front line. He also excels at dramatic and remarkable solos The newest member of the band’s front line is Ron L’herault on trombone. This instrument is also essential in communicating the unique sound of Dixieland jazz. In addition to his tailgate style, he brings a sense of frivialoty to the band’s overall performance with his spontaneouos dancing,, vocalizations of past jazz greats.
The Dixie Diehards rhythm section is structured similar to the early New Orleans jazz bands. Chords are generated by the pianist & tenor banjo, with the lower bass ( tuba ) and percussion (drums) providing a strong beat. Members include Bill Kiesewetter (piano), Chris Wadsworth (banjo), Lorri Inglis (drums), Steve Shaw (tuba).