Original Jelly Roll Soul is an extremely versatile band. We can play any event, from concert halls to dances, elegant soirees, weddings and corporate events, listeners and dancers agree — with their hot,infectious rhythms and enthusiasm this band can make any crowd move! So whatever your need may be we will go above and beyond to make sure you get exactly what you want for your event.
Original Jelly Roll Soul has a sound that is very unique. Think Louis Armstrong meets Charles Mingus for lunch in Cuba, or Trinidad perhaps. The group presents their sound within the many sub-genres of jazz music, including: New Orleans, swing, jump, hard bop, Afro-Cuban, as well as Ethiopian, and others. They also draw from the many genres, such as blues, gospel, ragtime, calypsos and other Caribbean styles of music that came together in early New Orleans to create jazz. This is a group that cannot be pigeonholed into one particular genre, and as such it automatically sets them apart from most bands out there today. It also keeps the listener on their toes, interested and eager to see what's next.
JP Beausoleil (Lead Vocals, Cornet),
Leo Charpentier (Guitar, Back Vocals),
Jim Poland (Piano),
Kurt Meyer (Upright Bass,Back Vocals),
Gary St.Germain (Drums/Percussion)