Garden District Band

"trio ... to 

hot-groove 8"

Welcome to Hansen's Garden District Band

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About Us

The musicians

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Drummer and band leader, David Hansen, features the best jazz artists in New Orleans on his nightly performance, since 2006, at Houston's Restaurant, St. Charles Avenue. His Garden District Band (Trio) featuring  pianists, bassists and drums perform nightly on a seven foot Steinway, bass and Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute drums. They provide an intense, groove and swingin' session every night. 

Hansen's Garden District Band has performed for events worldwide with the trio, five to "Hot Groove 8" in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Japan, Malaysia and Turkey. The musicians are world-class professionals and have collectively performed as freelance artists with many best known "name" jazz artists in the world.

Our history

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 The Garden District Band performs from a huge repertoire with original compositions, classic standards, very old New Orleans traditional jazz, big band hits, bebop, Latin/Jazz to funky New Orleans street beat or 2nd-line songs in a very creative and highly improvised setting.

Jazz and Latin groove "infused" the Garden District Band performs from the Classic American Songbook with Swing, Ballads, Bossa Nova, Samba and quasi-rhumba styles with a unique New Orleans feel. They perform in their own style with influences from great, swinging and "in-the-groove" performers such as Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Horace Silver, Monty Alexander, Gene Harris, Dave Brubeck, Ahmad Jamal, Joe Zawinul, Herbie Hancock, Brad Mehldau, Wynton Kelly, Chick Corea, McCoy Tyner and many others. 

If you like these artists, you will love the Garden District Band. 

Our sound

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The Garden District Band has nine albums available for purchase from all major digital music locations. CD's can be purchased at our live performances, Louisiana Music Factory or on-line at CDBaby ... search "Garden District Trio"

Hansen features many of the best jazz pianists and bassists performing in New Orleans.


The Garden District Band, trio to "hot-groove 8" and the "GDB-NOS Super-Band" are available for private and public performances. They are flexible with their performance repertoire and do very well selecting the appropriate performance material for a jazz festival or private event where the moods are varied. 

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We love our customers, hear and see us perform "live" 7-nights a week (6:45pm start) at Houston's Restaurant, 1755 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130 ... band leader and drummer, David Hansen, features many of the best musicians and please remember, we are available to perform for your public, corporate, private or Wedding functions.

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Garden District Band - nightly performance

1755 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130, United States

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(504) 427-2008 c.

Performance at Houston's Restaurant ........ 1755 St. Charles Ave. NOLA 70130

Mon-Thur: 6:45 - 9:15 pm

Fri/Sat: 6:45 - 9:45 pm

Sunday: 6:00 - 8:30 pm

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Garden District Band: 9 albums

Garden District Band - Video Links

"Hot Grove 8" EPK:
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"Garden District Band-Hot Groove 8" original compositions "live"

“It's So Clear To Me”

Words and Music by David W. Hansen

©2018 David W. Hansen / Hansen Music Collections (BMI) 

Hansen's "Garden District Band - Hot Groove 8"

"Live" at French Quarter Festival 2018

Yes, it was cold and windy and we made it look warm!

"Love For You"

Words and Music by David W. Hansen

©2018 David W. Hansen / Hansen Music Collections (BMI) 

Hansen's "Garden District Band - Hot Groove 8"

"Live" at French Quarter Festival 2018

"You Are The One"

Words and Music by David W. Hansen

©2018 David W. Hansen / Hansen Music Collections (BMI) 

Hansen's "Garden District Band - Hot Groove 8"

"Live" at French Quarter Festival 2018

Garden District Trio: seven original compositions (instrumental)

"Jump" 

Words and Music by David W. Hansen

©2018 David W. Hansen / Hansen Music Collections (BMI) 

Hansen's Garden District Trio "live" at Houston's Restaurant

Jordan Baker, piano; Brian Quezergue, bass; David W. Hansen, drums

Hansen's Garden District Trio

"My Sons" 

Words and Music by David W. Hansen

©2018 David W. Hansen / Hansen Music Collections (BMI) 

Hansen's Garden District Trio "live" at Houston's Restaurant

Jordan Baker, piano; Brian Quezergue, bass; David W. Hansen, drums

"Pink Sky"

Words and Music by David W. Hansen

©2018 David W. Hansen / Hansen Music Collections (BMI) 

Hansen's Garden District Trio "live" at Houston's Restaurant

Jordan Baker, piano; Brian Quezergue, bass; David W. Hansen, drums

"Whistler" 

Words and Music by David W. Hansen

©2018 David W. Hansen / Hansen Music Collections (BMI) 

Hansen's Garden District Trio "live" at Houston's Restaurant

Jordan Baker, piano; Brian Quezergue, bass; David W. Hansen, drums

"You Are The One" 

Words and Music by David W. Hansen

©2018 David W. Hansen / Hansen Music Collections (BMI) 

Hansen's Garden District Trio "live" at Houston's Restaurant

Jordan Baker, piano; Brian Quezergue, bass; David W. Hansen, drums

"It's So Clear To Me" 

Words and Music by David W. Hansen

©2018 David W. Hansen / Hansen Music Collections (BMI) 

Hansen's Garden District Trio "live" at Houston's Restaurant

Jordan Baker, piano; Brian Quezergue, bass; David W. Hansen, drums

"Love For You"

Words and Music by David W. Hansen

©2018 David W. Hansen / Hansen Music Collections (BMI) 

Hansen's Garden District Trio "live" at Houston's Restaurant

Jordan Baker, piano; Brian Quezergue, bass; David W. Hansen, drums

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