ABOUT

Led by trombonist Colin Myers, the Jumbo Shrimp Jazz Band has been performing traditional jazz in New Orleans since the band's inception in 2009. Since then, they have transitioned from a mere quartet busking on Royal Street into a bold and high energy quintet filled with exciting and unexpected musical arrangements.

The band is perpetually exploring the rich and diverse depths of traditional jazz, sculpting a unique repertoire that stretches from turn-of-the-century cakewalks and the hot 1920s jazz of Louis Armstrong to the swing era compositions of Fats Waller and the jump blues of Louis Prima.

The Jumbo Shrimp Jazz Band performs in New Orleans jazz clubs from Bourbon Street to Frenchmen Street, and never fails to bring a hard-driving rhythmic energy, musical spontaneity, and a fresh sense of playfulness that delivers the music straight into the 21st century.

 

COLIN MYERS - trombone, vocals
MIKE FULTON - trumpet, vocals
RUSSELL WELCH - guitar
JOSHUA GOUZY - bass
PAUL THIBODEAUX - drums

 

Regular guests include:
Joseph Faison - banjo, guitar
Craig Flory - clarinet, sax
Bruce Brackman - clarinet, sax