Casey Max and the DixieKats

Casey Max and the DixieKats are a concert, show and dance band who play a variety of traditional New Orleans Style Jazz, Dixieland, Bayou Gumbo - Mardi Gras, Good Time, Listening and Dance Music.

The Band is Performance Based: National, Regional, Music & Arts Festivals, Parks, Colleges, Private Parties, Corporate & Special Events, Fireworks, Mardi Gras and Masquerade Balls.

The band plays music made famous by Louis Armstrong, Pete Fountain, King Oliver and more recently, Dr. John, Randy Newman and the Neville Brothers.

The Band has been featured headliners at Dixieland, Jazz and Wine Festivals, State and Regional parks and many other special events in New York State and Pennsylvania, including the New York State Fair. For many years the band has been a staple at Cornell University Alumni and Sports functions.

Most recently, the band has played at the Lilac Festival in Rochester, New York; The Great New York State Fair and has been featured at the Hershey Sports Arena playing in front of six thousand people for their 2009 Centennial Celebration.

The Historic Sports Car Racing Association, featured the band for seven years at the NASCAR Watkins Glen International Speedway. Most recently the band has been featured at the Hershey Sports Arena for their Centennial Celebration.

Sample songs include: Runnin' Wild, Blow Wind Blow, Caravan, Cheek To Cheek, Closer Walk, Going Back Home, Blueberry Hill, Jelly Roll Blues, St. James Infirmary, Kansas City, Ain't Misbehavin', Rascal, St. Louis Blues, Saints, St. Louis Toodle-o, What A Wonderful World.

The band carries a complete sound system that can be fine tuned to nearly any venue, from small club stage to larger outdoor concerts. While the band prefers existing standing cover when at all possible, they can carry their own small cover in the event of inclement weather.

Promotional materials that include photos, posters, bios, press release information, logo elements, Stage plots and an audio CD demo are available on request. Note Adobe Acrobat Reader required. 


Videos of the Casey Max and the DixieKats in performance

Ain't Misbehaving

Four videos on Youtube

Casey Max and the DixieKats are a seven to ten piece band that features improvisational instrumental horn weaves that are unique to New Orleans style Jazz.
The band has a combined musical history of hundreds of years of individual playing experience in a wide variety of musical styles.

These seasoned players have come together as Casey Max and the DixieKats to offer New Orleans Style Gumbo and Jazz music, some of the Happiest Music on the planet.

Personnel include, the Leader, David Plaine on alto and baritone sax, Casey Max on vocals, Dave Richman on vocals, guitar and banjo, Peter Forlano on clarinet and tenor sax, Bob Fisher on trumpet and flugel horn, John Young on upright & electric bass, Mark Sammo on vocals, electronic drums and percussion.

Upcoming gigs:  

View a slideshow of the band performing in Myers Point Park, July 23, 2009. (Requires FlashTM)

What's New!
Celebrating our 20th year in 2017 with the release of a new audio Compact Disk.
Also avaliable on CD baby, Amazon and iTunes as digital downloads

Struttin' with some BBQ

For further information or booking contact:
David Plaine
David Plaine Music and Communications
108 Valley Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-272-7294

Mark Sammo
Matrix Studios
109 Elston Place
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-273-3253

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