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Genres You Will Love
Jazz: Traditional Jazz Combo Moods: Mood: Fun Jazz: New Orleans Jazz

By Location
United States - Louisiana

Links @swampdonkeyjass

The New Orleans Swamp Donkeys Traditional Jass Band

Tradition Never Goes Out of Style

The Swamp Donkeys play traditional jazz, blues, jass originals, vaudeville, modern jazz adaptations, and many other jazz and New Orleans-derived styles. They are extremely versatile. They have beginnings and educations in the authentic, New Orleans, grassroots music scene, playing local festivals and second lines, then growth into world-class music education programs, playing in concerts across the country. Their diverse sound is enormously accessible with their frontmen, the Louis Armstrong-sounding James Williams, and the audience-wooing, banjo-strumming Sam Friend. (Though James does plenty of audience-wooing himself!)

The Swamp Donkeys can play large and small venues, vast and intimate crowds just the same. They bring a remarkable, diverse appearance and sound to the stage, hailing from the south, north-east and -west; most definitely, this melting-pot of American musical culture brings people together from all walks of life.

Welcome to the most exciting, soulful, foot-tapping, New Orleans-style band to storm the country in years. Welcome to Original Jass.