Dizzy Birds

“Dizzy Birds” are a traditional jazz band formed by six young international musicians based in Berlin. Although each member comes from a different background, they all share the same passion for the oldest jazz in the world which was born in New Orleans at the beginning of last century.

Having quickly gained recognition in the swing dancing community and club scene of Berlin the band moved on from the streets and undergrounds to jazz festivals and international dance events in Europe becoming one of the best hot jazz bands in the scene, often collaborating with some of the finest musicians from New Orleans. (Meschiya Lake, Russell Welch, Joseph Faison...) The style of the band resurrects the original rough and powerful sound of early jazz where music was meant to be hot, entertaining and danceable. Inspired by the greatest composers such as Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver, Louis Armstrong's hot five, Sidney Bechet, the band delivers fresh interpretations and thrilling arrangements, exciting all kinds of audiences from dancers, jazz connoisseurs to party crowds.

“Dizzy Birds” recently recorded their fourth album after coming back from touring Switzerland, Italy and Germany, which will be released in November together with an exciting EP featuring the great New Orleans artists Meschiya Lake and Russell Welch.

Band Members
Eldar Tsalikov (RUS)
Coming from a family of musicians, this young talent, awarded by the Jazz Institute Berlin in 2014, studied alto saxophone and clarinet, both in classical and jazz music.

Laurent Humeau (C.I.)
Starting with guitar at an early age with his father, he fell in love with New Orleans music and taught himself soprano saxophone and clarinet.

Paul Voit (GER)
Heavily influenced by blues and rock, Paul picked up the guitar as a teenager and developed his skills on the left-handed plectrum banjo after meeting the music scene in Berlin and New Orleans.

Francois Perdriau (FR)
Iniatially taught by a traditional master drummer in Mali, and inspired by Baby Dodds, he brings back the roots of drums to the band with an early set up: bass drum, cymbal, woodblock and bell.

Flocko Motion (GER)
Self taught in the arts of double bass and tuba, survived in the streets of Istanbul, Moskow, Napoli, New Orleans, and of course Berlin. He grew as a travelling musician and arose from the undergrounds to the big stages.

Carlos St. Ana (ESP)
Classically trained on piano as a child, this autodidact multi instrumentalist makes the works of Jelly Roll Morton and Kid Ory come back to life, going back and forth from New Orleans to Berlin and all over Europe, playing the hottest jazz on both piano and trombone.
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