by Louis Armstrong, Jabbo Smith and the best jazzmen of the 20s, he
has been one of the pioneers of the purest traditional jazz in
Argentina since the 60s. He continues in the same vein in Spain,
where he has lived since 1994.
ORLEANS BLUE STOMPERS
became known in Barcelona in the spring of 1995 as host group for
the "Hivernacle" jazz nights at Ciutadella park. Since
then it has performed with great success all over Spain in numerous
concerts and festivals. Worthy of note are their performances at the
prestigious festivals of Vitoria, San Sebastian, Palma, Andorra,
Perelada and Barcelona (Palau de la Música, in the year
2000). In 1998, five members of this group won first prize at the
Saint Raphaël "New Orleans" International Jazz
Competition (France). With the participation of the trumpeter Ricard
Gili, the New Orleans Blue Stompers have recorded a CD entitled "The
musical story of Louis Armstrong" (Blue Moon, 2001). The
spontaneity with which they recreate the music of Louis Armstrong,
King Oliver, Kid Ory and other legendary musicians of the early days
of jazz, makes them one of the best groups devoted to the most
genuine New Orleans style. Their repertoire is typical of New
Orleans jazz: blues, gospel, marches and various themes, from the
most famous to the least well known. Today, the New Orleans Blue
Stompers offer the warmth of their jazz for audiences to enjoy as
much as they do themselves.
ORLEANS BLUE STOMPERS
often has special collaboration from Ricard Gili.
Fully acquainted with and an
unconditional admirer of Louis Armstrong, whose unmistakable
style, full of warmth and humour, he recreates with great
authenticity. His "Armstrongian" singing is the most
moving. Founder and conductor of La Locomotora Negra.
of the group. Inspired by Johnny Dodds and Jimmie Noone, he is
acknowledged as one of the most expressive and genuine New Orleans
clarinettists in the country. Presenter at sessions to promote jazz
and author of the book "Tocats pel jazz".
of the few current trombonists who expresses himself in the most
authentic New Orleans language. He has played in New York with the
Woody Allen ensemble and he has participated in the New Orleans Jazz
member of La Locomotora Negra and the Barcelona Swing Serenaders
quartet, he contributes his solid and swinging tempo to the New
Orleans Blue Stompers.
to his great sense of rhythm, he is one of themost sought after tuba
players in our traditional jazz scene. Instrument manufacturer and
of the best interpreters of this colourful instrument, the whole
group finds his friendliness and vibrations contagious. Very well
known in France, where he played with Claude Luter.