Steamboat Stompers Dixieland Band
Propagationslichtbilder und Logo der Band
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STEAMBOAT STOMPERS Jazz Band was started back in 1968 by a group
of young musicians with interest in interpretation of Traditional
American Music. Starting with well known New Orleans tunes
our band progressed over the many years to a large repertoire
of lesser known compositions and jazz standards. During the first
couple of decades under communist regime jazz was officially
considered a decadent American music. Our band played then underground
mainly in small student clubs. With the progressively liberated
political climate of eighties STEAMBOAT STOMPERS music was played on radio
and television stations and band started recording regularly LP records
with the state own recording company SUPRAPHON.
The large number of STEAMBOAT STOMPERS LP records, audio tapes
and compact disks speaks about the broad repertoire of
the band. Range of jazz, this well known band plays, goes
all the way from traditional Dixieland, vintage classic jazz,
swing all the way to modern jazz standards such as The Girl
From Ipanema. If you put in on a calendar STEAMBOAT STOMPERS
play jazz music composed from early 1900 through the sixties.
Each musician of the band is a virtuoso on his instrument
with breathtaking improvisation solos. Few members are Prague
Musical Conservatory graduates.
Since the fall of communism in 1989 STEAMBOAT STOMPERS Jazz Band
is very popular sought after band at all major Jazz Festivals
in both Western and Eastern Europe. The name of the band
came about, because for many years till today, this band
plays during summer months on the old paddle wheelers cruising up
and down the river Vltava which flows leisurely through the middle
of historic Prague center. Years ago many of these paddle wheelers
were still steam operated and the fuel was coal abundant
in Czech republic. There are quite a few younger members,
who joined the band in recent years while the old-timers retired.
The only remaining original musician is the founder and band leader
Ing. Jiri KADLUS. STEAMBOAT STOMPERS with their colorful history
and excellent jazz interpretation will get you of your feet,
wherever they happen to play.