NEW BLACK EAGLE JAZZ BAND    Follow us on Facebook

Together since 1971.
Playing the best in New Orleans style Jazz, Gospel and Blues.


We have just released a brand new CD, Missing Pieces. As you probably know , it's been a tough year for the band as we've lost two of our core members, Tony Pringle and Peter Bullis. This CD is dedicated to them, our two "missing pieces" and is really a celebration of their spirit and contributions to the band. The songs themselves, taken from three professionally-recorded concerts between 2011 and 2016, are also "missing pieces." They're wonderful performances that we somehow never got around to releasing on a recording before (except for "Tomorrow Night"). We know you'll enjoy the music!! Full details are in the Online Store.


The Black Eagles, as we are often known to our fans, have been a fixture on the international jazz scene since 1971, bringing the sounds of traditional New Orleans Jazz to audiences all over the world, for more than 40 years ! Many observers regard us as the premier band playing in the traditional jazz style; we do regard ourselves as the "Keepers of the Flameā€.

If you like the uplifting and soulful music of New Orleans you'll love the sound of the New Black Eagle Jazz Band. The band has delighted audiences all over the world with their huge and eclectic repertoire of jazz from the 1920's and 30's. The group has a mature mastery of this great American music- from Louis Armstrong and Jelly Roll Morton to early Duke Ellington to Cole Porter; from blues to rags to popular songs of the era.

The band has performed extensively all across North America, and has toured throughout Europe countless times. They have performed in New Orleans, London, Edinburgh, Belfast and Toronto to name a few. In 2011 they opened the Newport Jazz Festival to a packed house. They have been featured in concert with many jazz legends including Doc Cheatham, "Kid" Thomas, Benny Waters, Odetta and Milt Hinton, and with symphony orchestras - the Boston Pops, the Scottish National Orchestra , the Baltimore Symphony to name a few.

The band has released over 40 recordings (including the Grammy-nominated "On the River") and videos. Their music has been featured in Ken Burns' documentaries and on NPR Radio. The band has also been a guest on The Prairie Home Companion show.

The band also follows the New Orleans tradition of playing private parties and other danceable events and enjoy being booked for such events.

Always In Our Hearts

Tony Pringle
12/21/1936 - 5/3/2018


Peter Bullis
9/5/1932 - 9/4/2018