The Storyville Stompers

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The Storyville Stompers, formed in 1981, are a traditional jazz band who live and play in New Orleans. Their repertoire covers brass band, funeral or second line parade marches, and early period music…
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The Storyville Stompers, formed in 1981, are a traditional jazz band who live and play in New Orleans. Their repertoire covers brass band, funeral or second line parade marches, and early period music from the Crescent City. They primarily are a local group playing mock funerals, clubs, large events, and are a staple at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festivals. At times they have toured the Far East and Europe. Prominent members who have fronted their own groups aside from the Stompers include tuba player Rob Espino and trombonist Craig Klein. Other members include Bruce Brackman (clarinet/alto sax), Steve Burke (tenor sax), "Uncle Gerry" Dallman (trombone), Karl "Boom Boom" Helwiek (bass drum), "Rugalator" Ray Lambert (snare drum), Woody Penouilh, Jr. (sousaphone), Wesley Schmidt (grand marshal/percussion), and Will Smith (trumpet/vocals).