July 19th, 2018

Smugtown Stompers Jazz Band

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Syracuse Bands - Smugtown Stompers Jazz Band


A seven piece traditional Dixieland band with a vocalist (optional). If you're old enough to know what "Dixieland" is, no further description is needed. We are patterned after the great west coast bands of Turk Murphy and Lu Watters of the 1950s. We play a range of music from ragtime to the small swing bands of the 1930's. With the explosion of swing dancers we are now finding a lot of rapport with the college age something crowd. Dixieland was (scratch that..) IS definitely good dance music. We have played at a huge variety of venues and events and always leave 'em smiling. We work closely with the Eastman School of Music to help students understand how jazz began and have been fortunate enough to engage students to perform with us.