"For most listeners, 'Storyville Stompers: Feel
So Good' ...will epitomize a great deal of what New Orleans jazz is all
about. But though its exuberant, second-line music represents the New
Orleans parade-music tradition at its best, the Storyville Stompers are
much more than a retro band cashing in on an easily accessible genre.
Rather, they produce an ensemble sound that is richer and arrangements
that are more intricately conceived and carefully voiced than one typically
encounters in this most extroverted form of New Orleans jazz-roots music."
"This is New Orleans music today, second line music.
Music that combines jazz, gospel, blues, r&b and funk with a nod to
the past and a wink to the future. This music celebrates life as it is
defined by the citizens of the amazing city. ...These guys deserve their
place in the history of the New Orleans brass band revival of the '70's
and 80's....Just listen to the music; it speaks for itself."
"...functions as an all-purpose jazz band...well-practiced
players...reflects the recently discovered relish in the venerable brass
band tradition...played in a purer pre-Dixieland style."
We are in over 50 parades and mock jazz funerals a year
and have worked with almost all of the local brass bands. The Storyville
Stompers are by far the best and most professional brass band we have
worled with! We highly recommend them.
Thank you so much again for helping make this event such a huge success! I cannot even start to describe the feeling we all got when your band hit the first drum beat and played the first note and felt it all down our spines. You all are truely amazing musicians and it was an honor to be able to work with you!
The Storyville Stompers kicked my butt and proceeded
to make me shake my ass and ride the second-line all over the in-field
of my first NOLA Jazz and Heritage Festival. Thank you very much and please
keep me posted for any east coast bookings. Right On Storyville Stompers!
Storyville Stompers starting my Sunday morning in Jackson
Square remains a highlight memory of this year's French Quarter Fest.
it was an added highlight to catch those last couple of songs on Wednesday
night before my flight out of New Orleans. can't wait for the next time
I get to climb aboard...
Getting to "revel" with these magicians of
music throughout the year with parades , shows, & the big Mardi Gras
Day, is truly a great personal joy to me.This group never fails to have
the sound & spirit that elevates a function to the true height of
"Laissez le bon ton roulez' " !
Visited the French Quarter Jazz Festival last weekend
and thoroughly enjoyed your session in Jackson Square...purchased your
CD and have been playing non stop since arriving back in Australia...Great
Band , Great Music...Will be buying more CD's.
Great to see you guys still out there blowing down the
sky!!! I never miss any chance I get to see and hear you all. Over the
years your sound has come to equal that of the great Olympia, Eureka,
and Young Tuxedo Bands....and of course the ever effervesxent Wesley out
front!! Best to you all and see ya in the street!
This is a brass band that takes pride in carrying on
the tradition of the old style. the new brass bands could learn something
about the heritage of the music from these well seasoned musicians. Mr.
danny barker liked this band.
The stompers are fantastic. they swing like the old
guys, play their hearts out and party hard.
Man, do I know what it means...and miss you guys a bunch!
Glad to see you on the net.
I so look forward to seeing ya'll each year at Mardi
Gras Balls far and near Between Steve and Wes and Woody and Crew It's
become my favorite thing to do so let's catch our breath and be on our
way Cause It's Time Again For Us To Play C'est Ca Je Veux Dire!!!..
Saw ya'll at steel poney, can't say how much we enjoyed
it. Takes me back 40+ years to the visits to New Orleans of my youth.
Love the new CD guys!! It hasn't left my CD player since
I got it yesterday!! Great job!! Can't wait to see you guys play live
What nice music you have! thanks for sharing