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Dixie Doodlers

may be an unusual name for a top rated 1920s style Jazz Band whose musicians strive for perfection to create music with bright melody, awesome harmony and energetic rhythm.

A team of talented musicians who love to entertain and vocalists who can sing many tunes by heart. These versatile musicians regularly perform in other musical groups from restaurant bands to classical ensembles, jazz groups to theatrical pit orchestras, and teach music to students. Four have a College Masters Degree.

There's no doodling around when the Dixie Doodlers perform, work, record or practice. You could say they doodle with jazz styles, but only their band name has Doodlers in it.

Their weekly rehearsals include learning more tunes, listening to old 78 RPM records, and reviewing their incredibly huge repertoire of 546 tunes. There's always something new with a kazoo, improvising with a washboard, or playing a 13-note tonette.

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These musicians can perform on the main stage, in a parade, at a street setting, roving around, in the background, for church services, or authentic Dixieland funerals.

Enjoy a musical program at your anniversary, birthday, ceremony, church, corporate gathering, event, festival, parade, party, picnic or special occasion. Help us to keep music alive.


Mark KranzMark Kranz, tuba. Dixie Doodlers Founder and Manager, performed in the Milwaukee Letter Carrier's Band, Brookfield Community Band and others. Collects old records, cylinders and radios. Repairs and collects Victrolas and restores Model T Fords. Machinist. New Berlin.

Rich RegentRich Regent, clarinet. Performing with clarinet since 1954, enjoys Dixieland, Polkas and jazz music with a variety of bands and ensembles. Restores tube-type radios, collects postage stamps and sells on eBay. Biography. Master of Science in Physics from UWM, Licensed Professional Engineer, Army Veteran. Greenfield.

John KnurrJohn Knurr, piano, tuba, trombone and vocals. Plays with New Rampart Street Paraders. Retired HS Music Teacher, historian and musician's musician. Biography. Master of Arts in Music from California State University. Milwaukee and Delafield.

James KellyJames Kelly, trumpet. BM from UW-Platteville, with Masters degree from National Louis University, Illinois, and the UW. For 30 years he has been a private lesson teacher of beginners and advanced students and has taught in the MPS. Performing in groups for George Burns, Nick Contorno, Bob Hope, Boots Randolph, Guy Lombardo and Temptations. Army Veteran, Milwaukee.