New Orleans Moonshiners
Only in New Orleans could a band like the Moonshiners come into being - a group of dedicated, educated young musicians with one goal in mind: carrying on and building upon the tradition of New Orleans jazz. With a lineup of trumpet, clarinet, trombone, banjo, upright bass, and drums, the Moonshiners are as comfortable crooning a second-line spiritual down the street as they are romancing a festival audience with classic Ellington arrangements. Playing songs from the likes of Louis Armstrong, WC Handy, Sidney Bechet, Django Reinhardt, as well as exciting originals, this tight-knit unit of twentysomethings plays packed festivals, dance halls, clubs, and streets, where they draw an enthusiastic following of swing dancers, music fans, and fellow musicians alike. Hailing from around the world and trained in music schools all over, the Moonshiners add a creative modern energy and their unique originals to traditional jazz, whipping up a never-before-heard gumbo of music that is flamboyantly entertaining and toe-tappingly good.