The Savannah Stompers Jazz Band (SSJB) performs traditional early 20th century classic jazz tunes from New Orleans Dixieland, to St.Louis and Chicago jazz and the West Coast Revival (40's). We recreate the joyful and still popular music of the Jazz Age of the Roaring 20's, the glamorous era of daring "flappers", music which lends itself to all styles of dancing. So join the movement and enjoy original jazz, born in the south, and hire the SSJB for your special event.
This is all fun FOOT-STOMPIN', TOE-TAPPIN', GOTTA GET UP AND DANCE MUSIC! If you want a rousing party your guests will never forget, the SSJB is your band. Our repertoire of everything from slow ballads to the original blues, up-beat Charlestons, two-steps and more, appeals to the youngest, the young and the young-at-heart. Our audiences are always compelled to leave their chairs and shake a leg to this infectious music. We even have a breakout quartet or quintet which can play American Standard popular tunes for the more sedate cocktail hour segments of weddings or other conventional events.
The Savannah Stompers have played on the Savannah Riverboats, at many historic downtown Savannah squares, private clubs, hotels and historic sites, public events, conventions, fund-raisers, class reunions, Mardi Gras Festivals and U.S. Tennis Association tournament parties. Specifically for wedding functions, the SSJB pianist can perform classical processional/recessional selections, chosen by the client for the wedding ceremony. We can also play special requests from the popular commercial repertoire for the "First Dance" and family dances at wedding receptions.
The SSJB, dating from 1995, is a 7 piece ensemble of Savannah area experienced musicians (trumpet,trombone, clarinet, tuba, banjo, drums, and piano/keyboard). Bob Paredi formed and leads the group on TPT and vocals.
We have been the featured band at the Coastal Jazz Association Valentine Day/Chinese New Year Concerts, and were also featured at the annual St. Simons Jazz In The Park Music Festival. Disney Films also chose the SSJB , without our solicitation or audition, to perform and be filmed in the Miley Cyrus film, "The Last Song", released in April 2010. Subsequently we recorded and published our first studio recorded CD, "Emperor Norton's Hunch", available at most of our performances.
Wedding Cocktail Hours
Oriental StrutJohnny St. Cyr
Bill BaileyH. Cannon
Wild Man BluesL. Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton
SouthB. Motten, T. Hayes
Snake RagJoe "King" , Oliver
Dippermouth BluesKing Oliver
Someday SweetheartJohn & Benjamin Spikes
Canal Street BluesKing Oliver
Momma's Gone GoodbyeA.J. Pirone
Memphis BluesW. C. Handy
King Of The Zulu'sP. Howe
Mojo StrutS. Parham
Beale Street MamaJ. R. Robinson
West End BluesL. Armstrong
Sunset Cafe StompL. Armstrong
Dr. JazzJoe "King" Oliver
Singin' The BluesBix Beiderbecke
Sidewalk BluesJelly Roll Morton
Some Of These DaysS. Brookes,Sophie Tucker
Showboat ShuffleB. Bigard, King Oliver
Sagehen StrutLu Waters
There'll Be Some Changes MadeEthel Waters
Muscrat RambleL. Armstrong, Kid Ory
Emperor Norton's HunchLu Waters
Mable's DreamJoe "King" Oliver
Do You Know What It Means To..unk
Buddy's HabitJelly Roll Morton
Hard Hearted HannahPeggy Lee, Ray Charles
I Found A New BabyPalmer & Williams
I'm Coming VirginiaDonald Haywood, Artie Shaw
Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave..McCarron,Morgan,Ted Lewis
Big Bear StompLu Waters
Sleepy Time Down SouthL. Armstrong
The Saints Go Marchin' Inunk
Just A Closer Walk With Theeunk
St James InfirmaryL. Primrose, Cab Calloway
Alexander's Ragtime BandIrving Berlin
AngryBrunies/Cassard, Ted Lewis
Annie St. RockLu Waters
Bay CityTurk Murphy
Cakewalkin' Babies From HomeSmith, Troy, Williams
Coal Cart BluesL. Armstrong
Froggie Moore RagLelly Roll Morton
Georgia On My MindHoagy Carmichael, W. Nelson
I Can't Believe That You're In Love With MeGaskill,McHugh
Louis Armstrong (Hot Five and Hot Seven), Bix Beiderbeck and his 'Wolverines', Turk Murphy and Lu Waters 'Yerba Buena JB', the 'Salty Dogs JB, Jim Mc Culloms JB
in Sapelo Island, GA
"The Savannah Stompers were absolutely perfect for our wedding, and I can't recommend them enough. I've been to dozens of weddings, and have grown tired of the same old strings vs. DJ options that you typically see - if you want something classy AND upbeat/fun for your wedding, then look no further. Not only were these guys incredibly accommodating in taking a new song request for our dance, but they were flexible and friendly during the entire reception, and our guests loved them. Bob and the boys are quite versatile and can easily go from playing beautiful standards to getting the crowd on the dance floor with some authentic N.O./Dixieland jazz. Book 'em! "
- Shane J.
in Savannah, GA
"The band was amazing at our wedding ceremony as well as at our wedding party. They learned and played several songs which were very special to my wife and me. It meant a lot. Our guest had a blast dancing. The band exceeded the very high expectations we had. I cannot say enough about their performance! "
- Jessica N.
in Savannah, GA
"The Savannah Stompers were great! They learned our requests ahead of time, handled music perfectly during the wedding ceremony, and proved to be very flexible with everything involved. I would 100% recommend them for a wedding or any type of live event. "
- Chad C.
in Midway, GA
"Overall a very good experience - nice group of people to deal with who play fun music - got our parents out dancing. I seem to recall a very long dinner break, but other than that it was great. I think they may have even played a little bit longer than was expected. Thanks!"
- Alex H.
in Savannah, GA
"Bob, the band leader was easy to work with and the band had great sound. Americana style was perfect. Our reception was non-traditional but the band rolled with it. Instead of Butterfly Kisses the Savannah Stompers played Dance with Me and my dad started swinging me all over the dance floor for our father daughter dance. It was so cool! Everyone was saying it was the most fun they had at a wedding.
What a wonderful memory. This band was my only splurge, and they were worth every penny!
^^ The band sounds better live
I had no idea my dad could dance!
- Allison C.
in Savannah, GA
"Bob, Jeff and the entire band were amazing! They were very professional and accommodating during the entire planning process and at the event. They are amazing musicians and our guests loved them! They were perfect for our vintage Savannah wedding! Absolutely love these guys and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for great music for their event. The Savannah Stompers are true gentlemen!"
In addition to Savannah, Savannah Stompers Jazz Band will also travel to Eden, Pooler, Meldrim, Bloomingdale, Rincon, Hardeeville, Oliver, Guyton, Ellabell, Furman, Scotia, Statesboro, Fort Stewart, Daisy, Dover, Richmond Hill, Springfield, Bluffton, Pembroke, Hagan, Pulaski, Tybee Island, Bellville, Fleming, Gifford, Tillman, Hilton Head Island, Daufuskie Island, Clyo, Midway
and many other locations in and around the Savannah area.
Savannah Stompers Jazz Band
was rated an average of 4.5 stars out of
8 GigMasters clients.
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