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Dixieland is the name given to the style of jazz performed by early New Orleans jazz musicians. The name is a reference to the “Old South,” specifically anything south of the Mason-Dixon line. Dixieland, which was developed in New Orleans, is one of the earliest styles of jazz music. The style combines brass band marches, French Quadrilles, biguine, ragtime, and blues with collective, polyphonic improvisation. Not often heard today, a handful of dedicated bands keep the music alive. Glyn Dryhurst and his band are South Florida’s leading group dedicated to this genre of music.