Redwood Coast Music Festival 2019 Performing Artist
Celebrating their 21st anniversary! Over the years the line-up has changed but they always have the SF Bay Areas best. Stompy Jones is a Redwood Coast favorite and they light up our dance floors wherever you find them playing.
Little David Rose's thumpin' stand-up bass, the double-shuffle drumming of Lee Beary, and the bounce piano of Scott Lawrence provide the rhythmic foundation of the band's jump style. Riffing on top is the gutiar sound of Jackson Allen and Jeff "Erv" Ervin on the saxophone. These two fellas create the fireworks of vintage rhythm and blues. The charming Glen Walters & Anette Moreno on vocals and have become a trademark of Stompy Jones.
Stompy Jones is a San Francisco based sextet, renowned for their jumpin' rhythm, wailing improvisations, hip charm, retro style, and explosive stage show. Whether appearing at a posh supper club, concert hall, festival or cozy tavern, these journeymen of jump deliver the romping, joyous, overwhelming style of jazz that came to be known as Rock and Roll!
Stompy Jones came into existence in May of 1998 at the Hi Ball Lounge in San Francisco. Band leader David Rose talked the owners of the Hi Ball into letting him host a swing jam session on Tuesday nights with the intent of finding musicians interested in helping him form a rhythm and blues dance band. After a month of Tuesdays, he was set with a six-piece jump band that could recreate the jaunty blues sound of Louis Jordan and the Tympany Five.
This same scenario could have been told in the 1940s by Roy Milton, Joe Liggins, or T-Bone Walker. These musicians, all former big band members, crafting a small group sound based on the enormous success of Louis Jordan, created the Rhythm and Blues Era, as well as, the independent record industry. This West coast phenomenon became the foundation of Top 40 radio and what is now called Rock 'n Roll.
These small group sounds, the shuffle drumming, bounce piano, arpeggiated bass lines. were also the basis for Louis Prima's success in Las Vegas in the late 1950s. Prima put lounge music on the map with his revved-up jump style.
David endeavors to recreate these historic sounds, as well as, combine these vintage elements with a contemporary sensibility, to craft the solid sound of Stompy Jones.
Erv Ervin - Sax & Vocals
Jackson Allen - Guitar
Glenn Walters - Vocals
Anette Moreno - Vocals
Scott Lawrence - Piano
David Rose - Upright Bass & Vocals
Leor Beary - Drums & Vocals
To Be Announced
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