Cottas Club Jazz Band in Óbidos, Portugal

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Cottas Club Jazz Band are musicians based in Oeste, Portugal, playing Dixieland-style jazz during the Festival Internacional de Chocolate de Óbidos, which continues every weekend from March 14-April 6. If you’re not familiar with Dixieland music, it’s an early form of jazz style fronted with brass instruments often supported by improvisational instruments like the washboard and spoons. Dixieland jazz originated in the American South and was popularized in New Orleans in the ’20s and ’30s. It’s a happy, upbeat style of music well-suited to street festivals, where performers mingle directly with the festival-goers.

Official website: http://www.cottasclub.com/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cottasjazz

Paulo shot some video of them, but I only have photos. Here’s a short clip of them at the Chocolate Festival:

Originally I’d just planned to send the band their pictures which I did this morning, but then I thought, eh, I should post them here, too. If there’s one thing the internet needs more of, it’s happy music! You can find more performances by the Cottas Club Jazz Band on their YouTube channel.

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March 15, 2014
Album: Portugal’s Central Coast