Welcome to Original Jass.
The New Orleans Swamp Donkeys are BACK on stage in New Orleans!!! Maison (Frenchmen St) show 7-10 tonight!! Come on down now!!
Tradition Never Goes Out of Style
The Swamp Donkeys play traditional jazz, blues, jass originals, vaudeville, modern jazz adaptations, and many other jazz and New Orleans-derived styles. They are extremely versatile. They have beginnings and educations in the authentic, New Orleans, grassroots music scene, playing local festivals and second lines, then growth into world-class music education programs, playing in concerts across the country. Their diverse sound is enormously accessible with their frontmen, the Louis Armstrong-sounding James Williams, and the audience-wooing, banjo-strumming Sam Friend. (Though James does plenty of audience-wooing himself!)
The Swamp Donkeys can play large and small venues, intimate crowds just the same. Formed recently in the fall of 2012, they are already closing out the first weekend of JazzFest 2014 and have played sold out shows at the Blue Note in New York City and other prestigious venues across the country. They bring a remarkable, diverse appearance and sound to the stage, hailing from the south, north-east and -west, this melting-pot of American musical culture brings people together from all walks of life.
Welcome to the most exciting, soulful, foot-tapping, New Orleans-style band to storm the country in years. Welcome to Original Jass.