From the Press

"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."
Howard Reich, Arts Critic, Chicago Tribune, (CD review)

"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."
Jerry Brock, Louisiana Music Factory, (from CD liner notes)

"...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."
Vincent Fumar, Times-Picayune, (review of 1989 recording "Stompin")


From the Fans

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.
Allison & Russell, New Orleans, LA

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!
Jackie Heroman, Development Coordinator

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! All Aboard!
Tom Lodge, Baltimore, MD

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...
Eugenia, San Francisco, CA

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' " !
Edward R. Cox, New Orleans, LA

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.
William Sutton, Singleton, NSW Australia

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!
Gentilly Sheik, New Orleans, LA

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.
Anonymous Fan, USA

The stompers are fantastic. they swing like the old guys, play their hearts out and party hard.
Anonymous Fan, USA

Man, do I know what it means...and miss you guys a bunch! Glad to see you on the net.
Carol Stafford Forbes, Villa Rica, GA

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!!!..
Rick Lagneaux, USA

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.
Kim Amyx, Caulfield, MO

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 again!!
Stacey, Seattle, WA

What nice music you have! thanks for sharing
Caroline Chaudhary, Brooklyn, NY