The Jackson All-Stars is a professional variety band based in Jackson, Mississippi. Featuring a distinctive New Orleans influence and horns, the group packs quite a punch, specializing in a variety of musical styles including Jazz, Swing, Latin, Dixieland, Brass Band, and Party Rock. Add to this mix the group's unique chemistry and the result is an exciting live performance! A traditional New Orleans style BRASS BAND, 10-piece SWING BAND and a 17-piece BIG BAND are also available.
The band is available for local clubs, fairs, festivals, wedding receptions, dances, casinos, award banquets, university and corporate parties, conventions, and other functions. The price of a performance is flexible and negotiable, depending on size of band needed, accomodations, and style of music you require. Our prices reflect personnel and time for equipment setup, take-down, and any other preparation needed before the performance. The musicians are some of the best that Jackson and the surrounding area have to offer. The band also occasionally incorporates special guest artists straight out of the Big Easy (New Orleans) to add a little extra spice to your event.
Realizing your event may require music in many different styles, we can recommend the best fit for your event. One size does not fit all. The larger the band configuration, the more styles of music that can be performed and the greater audience appeal. Rest assured, our musicians are professionals and can handle all your music requirements. DJ services are also available. We will do what it takes to work with you and for you. We want your business!
The band was recently presented Richland, Mississippi's "Key to the City" for bringing jazz and Dixieland to their city. David Schommer, bandleader, was named a 2010 Outstanding Educator by the Community Foundation of Greater Jackson and a 2011 Metro Jackson "Teacher of the Year" by the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership. The Jackson All-Stars hope to bring a diverse and exciting sound to the community in their own crowd-pleasing fashion for years to come.
DJ SERVICES: Need a variety of dance music but can't afford a band for your special event? We've got the solution! DJ Dave can spin CDs for your dance club or special event! Music includes: funk, R&B, line dances, big band, swing, New Orleans, latin, cajun, country, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and a dash of current Top 40 hits.
"Y'all were the best band ever! I am so glad I found you. My whole family has been praising you and we have all decided that out of all our vendors, your band was our favorite! The sound, the music, and your vocals were absolutely incredible! You were such a joy to work with. Thanks for all of your hard work finding the songs requested by the Bride and Groom! Everything was perfect! There is no better band out there! I wished I had another event so I could book you again! Thank you for making our daughter's reception everything she wanted and more! I would love to get come to one of your concerts sometime.You are the best!" - Marilyn Hughes (Wedding Reception)
"Your group did an awesome job at Jessica and Allen's reception. The music was absolutely perfect!! Thank you for helping make it a special evening. Please let me know if you ever need a reference. Have a great week!!" - Debbie Bunting (Wedding Reception)
"David, we so enjoyed you and the band...thank you for making the Kentucky Derby event such a great success...I am already excited about next year. SAVE THE DATE!!!!!" - Vickie Griffith (Event Planner)
Brass Band Reviews -
"Thank you and everyone for being such a perfect fit on our most special day!...We wouldn't have wanted anyone else!...All the best!" - Renee' and Tom (Wedding Second Line, May 2010)
"The band was absolutely awesome! Ann had always wanted 'When the Saints Go Marching In' played at her funeral and in a jazzy style. It was the perfect ending. It really made us smile and brought some relief when we heard them. Morgan, Brooks' sister, found them by googling them. We were most impressed!!" - A. Stone (Funeral, July 2011)
Big Band Reviews -
"July 4, 2009 had to be the best we have ever had at Liberty Park on the Fourth of July. I hope we can work together again in the future. Again, thanks for making this event so special for the City of Madison. Thanks!" - Jo Luby, Special Events Coordinator
"Great gig tonight! Super job all around!" -Chris Blount
"The performance was perfect! The rhythm section was super fantastic! The singer was very entertaining. Everybody involved was great!" -
David Schommer (Trumpet / Vocals),
Maurice Hillman, Michael Kemp, Pat Cornechione (Sax),
Jeff Reiter (Lead Trumpet / BkupVocals),
Richard Smith, Tyler Kemp (Piano),
Steve Cook, Lindy Harris (Drums),
Bernard Holly (Bass),
Lori Blount, Holly Burns (Vocals),
Patrick Rettger (Tuba (Brass Band)),
Bobby McClellan (Bass Drum (Brass Band)),
Howard Jones, Mike Livingston, Mike Weidick (Trombone),
Mickey Hampton, Rick Porter (Guitar / Vocals)