Duke Heitger's Steamboat Stompers - The Steamboat Stompers are among the finest jazz musicians in New Orleans. Each member has earned a formidable reputation as an individual performer. Credits range from international all-star festivals, to movie soundtracks, to live radio and television features. The band performs daily on the Steamboat Natchez for the daytime jazz harbor cruises.
Tim Laughlin Trio - Tim began playing clarinet at age nine and started landing professional gigs in New Orleans not long after graduating high school. Today, he has a dozen recordings under his name, including the award-winning CD, "The Isle of Orleans." Tim has a steady gig at the Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans, and is a favorite for locals and visitors from around the world at the French Quarter Festival and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
Yerba Buena Stompers - This star-studded jazz band led by banjoist John Gill is dedicated to classic jazz in the style of the legendary Lu Waters Jazz Band. The band’s popularity has grown through the years thanks its sincere, no frills approach to this art form. The YBS consists of New Orleans musicians Orange Kellin and Duke Heitger, San Francisco musicians Leon Oakley and Clint Baker, Chicago musician Tom Bartlett, and New York musicians John Gill and Conal Fowkes (who are also long-time members of Woody Allen’s Jazz Band). This year the Stompers will be showcasing Miss Ida Blue, vocalist.
Many more musicians will soon be announced!