Posts Tagged ‘jazz in brooklyn’
We had SUCH a good time last summer in Red Hook playing for our friends Supria and Mike at The Liberty Warehouse last summer. They asked us to lead them down the aisle in a second line parade, and we happily obliged!!
It’s looking pretty snowy in the Tri-State area today. We thought we’d share our favorite wintry-mix jazz standard in case you needed some motivation to get out of your warm bed. Enjoy some Ella Fitzgerald!
If you’ve seen the Stompers at a show or a private event we’ve played, then you’ve heard the trumpet of our fearless bandleader Mike Sailors.
Join us and him on January 31st at our Upper East Side home, Cavatappo, for a night of celebration and music! Mike is turning 34, and he’ll have a great band (made up of some of the stompers) in tow.
Cavatappo has GREAT food, and of course the music will be grand. Join us on the 31st from 9-11!
Drop us a line and let us know if you plan on attending! We’ll make sure you get a spot close to the band.
We’ll be appearing at The House of Wax (located in the brand-spankin’ new Alamo Drafthouse in downtown Brooklyn) on December 15th and 16th, where we’ll be providing the music for their premiere of La La Land.
The Alamo Drafthouse, for the uninitiated, is a really hip movie theatre from Austin, Texas. They have a great menu and an awesome selection of local and imported beers. The House of Wax is located inside the theatre, and is a funky little dive bar – perfect environs for us!
Each night, we’ll be playing from 7-11pm. There’s no cover, and you don’t need to purchase a ticket to come see us, but we highly suggest you check out La La land, as it’s a great film. We may even do some songs from the soundtrack – who knows!
Meet Christi Gehrisch!
Christi holds down the vocal chair in the Lowdown Stompers, as well as handles most of the booking for the band. Odds are when you contact the band, Christi is on the other line ensuring that your event goes off without a hitch.
Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Christi got her start with the prestigious Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra – a band comprised of Ohio’s most talented young musicians.
Since moving to New York, she’s performed all over the Tri-State area with groups of her own as well as the Stompers. She also books one of NYC’s most fun jazz venues, Cavatappo, located at 89th and 1st ave in the Upper East Side.
For more info on Christi, check out her personal site – http://www.christigehrisch.com
The Mike Sailors Swing Dance Orchestra (brainchild of the bandleader of The Stompers) has been offered a residency at one of NYC’s coolest performance spaces, The Manderley Bar, which is located inside of The McKittrick Hotel, Home of Sleep No More.
We start on November 30th, and we’ll play every Sunday from 9:15-10:15 ish. There’s no cover at The Manderley, and the bar is excellent!
Come out and swing with us!
For more information about the band, click here!
Our fearless bandleader Mike Sailors was recently featured in Vogue after his featured performance at the wedding of Elizabeth Coudry and Charles Shaffer. Presiding over the wedding was Mr. Shaffer’s mother, Anna Wintour who is the Vogue’s editor and chief.
Back in May, the Stompers second lined down Wall Street to celebrate the wedding of our new friends Mr. Amaso and Mrs. Davis! They truly put on one of the most memorable wedding events we’ve ever been to!
To quote the newlyweds:
The music was perfect, and everyone LOVED YOUR BAND AND MUSIC!
Check out some photos from the big day! Thanks to Matt Sowa for capturing these great memories!
We’ve been providing the music to NYC’s most incredible restaurant experience (The Heath) since it’s creation in 2013. Zagat has done a great piece about what makes the The Heath such an exceptional place to enjoy a night out on the town. Check it out!
On 3-29, Mike and Sam had the great honor of assisting our new friend Ryan McCarthy in the biggest question he to ask that day – his girlfriend’s hand in marriage! The couple met at the Spring Street stop off of the C train a number of years ago. Ryan decided to come back to the exact spot they met to pop the big question while Mike and Sam serenaded in the background.
Spoiler alert – she said yes! Here are some photos from the special day.
Sam (left) giving Ryan some last minute advice.
Mike with the happy couple minutes after Ryan popped the question!