|Since forming in 1981, the Stompers have played a mixture of Chicago and New Orleans style traditional jazz reminiscent of Bix Beiderbecke, Jelly Roll Morton, and King Oliver.
The Stompers have performed at the Bix Beiderbecke Festival in Davenport IA, Great River Jazz Society of Hannibal, St. Louis Jazz Club, Gateway Jazz Festival, Great American Music Festival in Silver Dollar City, National Ragtime Festival on The Goldenrod Showboat, the Dixiefest at Clear Lake IA, and countless parties and concerts across the midwest.
Some quotes from happy listeners: "Red hot and razor sharp" "Wow, these guys are great" "Good piano" "Great horn man" "Where does the drummer get so much energy" - and from the Dixiefest flyer: "This will be the second appearance for this group in Clear Lake, having first performed here in 2002. This powerful group performs early arrangements in the exact style of the original bands. They are excellent musicians, both as soloists and as an ensemble. They were a great hit at last year's festival, and we welcome them back."
SCHEDULE OF APPEARANCES:
Saturday-Sunday, March 6-7, 2004, Tribute to Bix Festival, Racine WI - 847-255-9217 oocities.com/bixfest/
Thursday, March 11, 2004, 7:30-9pm, Christian Brothers College
Sunday, April 18, 2004, 5-8pm, Great River Jazz Society, Quality Inn on Highway 36, approximately one mile west of Hannibal.
Friday, April 30, 2004 - Live on TV - KTVI - Channel 2 - 8 a.m.
Tuesday, May 4, 2004, 10-11:15am, Coffee Concert at The Sheldon Concert Hall.
$10 admission includes coffee and pastry.
Sunday, June 13, 1-5pm, St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church picnic, 2300 Pontoon Road, Granite City IL
Friday-Sunday, June 25-27, Cedar Basin Jazz Festival in Cedar Falls IA.
Free admission to all venues.
Sunday, July 18, 2-5pm, Swansea IL, St. Louis Jazz Club concert, 301 Service Street, Swansea IL Admission $12 for non-members, $10 for members, $3 for students.
July 22 - 25, 2004, Bix Beiderbecke Jazz Festival, Davenport IA - 563-324-7170 bixsociety.org
August 6-8, 2004, Orange County California Classic Jazz Festival - oc-classicjazz.org
email: email@example.com - 888-215-6222 (toll free)
Hyatt Regency Orange County (venue) 800-233-1234
Crowne Plaza Anaheim Resort 800-866-8891
Saturday, October 9, 2004, Concert at University of Wisconsin, Marshfield WI, 7-9:30pm
Wednesday, November 3, 12:15-1pm, St. Louis Times Fun Fest, Orlando Gardens, 4300 Hoffmeister Road Free to the public
We have more tentative dates in the works. For jazz information, listen to Don Wolff Saturday nights on KMOX-AM, KFUO-FM's Event Calendar, and Rich Vannoy and other DJ's on WEW.
Visit the St. Louis Jazz Club's Website for information about joining.
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|ST. LOUIS STOMPERS LAUNCH TWO NEW CDs
E St. Louis Toodle-OO
St Louis Stomp
Swing That Music
West End Blues
Down in Honky Tonk Town
I'm Coming Virginia
Coney Island Washboard
Yama Yama Man
I'll Be A Friend With Pleasure
Sentimental Gentleman From Georgia
|Bourbon Street Parade
Basin Street Blues
That Old Green River
When My Sugar Walks Down
Do You Know What It Means?
Dardanella (Jack on Ukelele)
Twelfth Street Rag
Tin Roof Blues
St Louis Blues
That's A Plenty
Chinatown/China Boy Medley