Silver Leaf Jazz Band Recordings

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"New Orleans Wiggle" 
The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD  gave this four stars and a special "crown." To read the review, click here

"Streets and Scenes of New Orleans"

"Jelly's Best Jam"

"Great Composers of New Orleans Jazz"


    "The Smiler"       

"Sugar Blues" 

"Here Comes the Hot Tamale Man" 


Dixieland, Traditional, or New Orleans Style, The Silver Leaf Jazz Band plays the music born in 

New Orleans!

The Silver Leaf Jazz Band was formed in New Orleans, October, 25, 1992. Drawing on the tradition of its namesake from the heyday of jazz, for more than ten years the SLJB performed nightly at the Can-Can Jazz Cafe in the Royal Sonesta Hotel. Today leader Chris Tyle makes his home in Portland, Oregon, continuing the tradition of the SLJB in the Pacific Northwest, drawing on the best musical talent for his ensemble. 

With over 30 years of experience in the music business, Tyle is a multi-instrumentalist, playing trumpet/cornet, clarinet and drums. When not leading the SLJB, he can be found working with some of the best traditional jazz groups in the country and guesting with groups in Europe. Tyle has recorded over 50 CDs with a myriad of ensembles including those by the SLJB.

In 1993, the Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD gave the SLJB's CD "New Orleans Wiggle" its highest rating, four stars and a special "crown." 

In 2001 a track from Tyle's CD "The Smiler" was featured in the first episode of Ken Burns' PBS series, Jazz

Here is just some of the critical acclaim the band has received...

Gourmet magazine, March 1996 

"We return to the Can-Can many times. This is where we hear the purest expression of early New Orleans jazz and superb ensemble playing by the four-man Silver Leaf Jazz Band. The musicians explore beyond the two dozen standards everyone plays, digging up New Orleans songs composed between 1900 and 1925." Caroline Bates

New Orleans, Compass American Guides 

"The Can-Can Jazz Cafe is the home of the brilliant Silver Leaf Jazz Band, noted for their expert presentation of jazz classics." By Bethany Ewald Bultman

Left: At the Can-Can. L to R: Chris Tyle, drums; Tom Fischer, clarinet; Steve Pistorius, piano; Duke Heitger, trumpet. Right: At the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Mike Owen, trombone; Bill Evans, bass; Tyle, trumpet; Hal Smith, drums; Tom Fischer, clarinet.

For booking, please contact Chris Tyle, 503-380-5507; 503-786-8796. To send an email, click here.

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