will be shutting down Monday, October 29, 2018.

It's with great sadness that I announce that Syracuse Bands will be shutting down at the end of this month. It's been awesome building and managing this site since 2005. Through the years I've been proud to host this site for all local musicians and helping to promote them. However, over the last handful of years, there have been fewer users on the site, and more bands are joining other platforms with a larger audience. These, along with a few other reasons, I've decided to close down the site.

Thank you all for using the site and being a part of Syracuse Bands.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out -

-Chris Gmyr (Site Admin)

October 16th, 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.