The Assuntos' Real Dukes of Dixieland

America's First Royal Family of Dixieland Jazz

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It is a fact that Frank and Freddie Assunto created and led the #1 Jazz Band in America from the early 1950's through early 1974 known as The Dukes of Dixieland. They played and recorded with all the greats of their time and also appeared on numerous TV shows from the 1950's through the 1960's. Their untimely deaths, Freddie in 1966 (36) and Frank in 1974 (42), ended the reign of the Dukes of Dixieland. Decades later, on June 15, 2000, the Estate of Frank Assunto was forced to bring legal action to prevent the unauthorized use of the Assunto Brothers' musical legacy and accomplishments by various individuals and/or entities. The facts of this case are public record in the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, Division "E," Case # 2000-9440.

So now the fact is very straight forward, after Frank Assunto's death in 1974, no one using the Assunto legacy or the name Dukes of Dixieland has ever had any connection to the Assunto Brothers or their Dukes of Dixieland (even though in the past it had been advertised otherwise). As such, the Assunto Family regrets if anyone has been misled in any way as we have no control over the actions of others. We can only hope that after the conclusion of our legal actions which ended in October 2011, there should be no further confusion or misrepresentation of the Assunto Brothers or their Dukes of Dixieland. If by chance after October 2011 you feel you've been misled in anyway please feel free to contact the Assunto Family.

God Bless and Thank You for being a fan of the Original Dukes of Dixieland and the Assunto Family.