Arts & Entertainment: Local Band: Jazz

  • Best of WNC Hall Of Fame!

    Nouveau Dixieland sextet Firecracker Jazz Band has ignited many an Asheville evening, in larger and smaller clubs and festivals. The revered ensemble includes Squirrel Nut Zippers’ alum Je Widenhouse, stride piano virtuoso Andrew Fletcher and guitarist Hank Bones. The group’s personnel expands, contracts and changes from time to time, but the sound remains consistent and compelling. — J.B.