Traditional Jazz // For Fans of: The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Tuba Skinny, Trombone Shorty
The Rampart Street Stompers bring the sights and sounds of New Orleans to audiences of all ages with their “musical gumbo”-a blend of traditional jazz and blues from the 1920s and 1930s mixed with the rhythms and syncopations of the New Orleans brass band tradition. Inspired by the traditional jazz revival that began on Frenchmen Street in New Orleans in the early 2000s, the Rampart Street Stompers draw on the greats of early jazz-Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, and Bessie Smith just to name a few. Bandleader/sousaphone player Scott Johnson sets the tone with his syncopated “street style” tuba. Throw in drummer Stephen Balgooyen and banjo ukulele player Josh Schnabel, and the result is a foot-stompin’ rhythm section that sets the tone for the rest of the band. Trumpet player Justin Peterson fronts the horn section with “Trombone Fred” Rollenhagen on, you guessed it, trombone and newest Stomper Channing Lynn on clarinet. Rounding out the group is vocalist/washboard player/kazoo player and songwriter, Miss Ellie Brown. Ellie has been a mainstay on the Front Range music scene, and most recently performed with gypsy jazz virtuoso, David Williams. Together, the Rampart Street Stompers share their joy of the hot, bluesy kind of jazz that you would hear in the dance halls of the French Quarter in the early 20th century-timeless music that sounds as good today as it did during its birth in the 1920s and 1930s.
Sousaphone player/bandleader Scott Johnson often invites his son Jax, 14 (trumpet) or daughter Corinne , 11 (vocals/trombone) to sit in on several tunes. The audience absolutely loves it!
The Rampart Street Stompers are:
J. Scott Johnson– Sousaphone
Steve Balgooyen– Drums
Josh Schnabel– Banjo
Justin Peterson– Trumpet
Fred Rollenhagen– Trombone
Channing Lynn– Clarinet
Ellie Brown– Vocals and Washboard
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