Select Page

Stompin' on the quomps

Saturday 3rd August 2019
The Band Line UpLocation

Sound of blue note

12:00 – 13:15

Some of the most prominent jazz musicians in the Southwest UK accurately recreating the music and aesthetic that defines the BlueNote Records sound of the 1950s and 60s.

Susie Kimber's hot bean trio

13:15 – 14:00

Covering a sublime mix of classic Soul, Blues, Swing and Smooth Jazz, and Pop with an eclectic mix of beautiful songs with Vocals, Saxophone & Guitar.

Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion

14:00 – 15:15

Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion refresh the blues genre with mostly self penned material, hugely original arrangements, virtuosic playing and, of course, Zoe Schwarz’s majestic vocal sweep and interpretive ability.

The Ben Dwyer Jazz Xperiment

15:15 – 16:00

Playing a mixture of jazz and funk, this band will surely get you up on your feet.

Emily Saunders Band featuring Byron Wallen

16:00 – 17:15

Internationally renowned and critically acclaimed vocalist  with a spellbinding set of original songs from her critically acclaimed recordings.

The Yellow Bear Quintet

17:15 – 18:00

These guys REALLY groove! They will be playing “something for everyone” … extremely accessible and easy-on-the-ears mainstream jazz / bebop / cool between 1940s and 50s

Pee Wee Ellis Funk Assembly

18:00 – 19:30

PEE Wee Ellis, tenor sax player and musical director of soul-legend James Brown headlines the day!


19:30 – 20:00

Neo-soul jazz group

The Taverners Big Band Part 1

20:00 – 20:45

Playing a unique blend of standard and contemporary big band jazz, a repertoire that includes charts from Sammy Nestico, Pat Metheny and Chick Corea through to popular favourites from Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Glenn Miller.

The Daryl Ford Trio

20:45 – 21:30

Playing a mix of Swing, Latin and Ballads for you to relax

The Taverners Big Band Part 2

21:30 – 22:00

The Taverners return with some all time classics as the sun goes down and people take to the floor and dance.

Cooke Furniture - Headline Sponsor  01202 488388

105-107 Somerford Rd, Christchurch BH23 3PX

From their stunning premises on Somerford Road, Cookes Furniture pride themselves on offering quality craftsmanship, exceptional value and beautiful, stylish furniture that really makes a house a home.

Thank you to our sponsors

Stompin’ on the Quomps is an entirely volunteer-led event that couldn’t be possible without the support of our traders, our event sponsors and our programme advertisers. The glossy 2018 programme was created with the support of local businesses from Christchurch & Dorset, all of whom are listed below.

Absolute Music
Absolute Music is one of the UK’s leading music retailers, offering musical equipment, rehearsal and tuition studio hire from its state-of-the-art 24,000 sq ft facility on Ringwood Road.

Ambrow Trailers

Based on Barrack Road, Ambrow Trailer Services specialise in Towbar fitting, Trailer Sales, Service & Hire, and all things caravan & camping.

Christchurch Powr Tools

Christchurch Powr Tools has been trading for over 50 years and is the longest established garden machinery and outdoor power equipment centre in the South of England.

Coastal Bathrooms

Coastal Bathrooms are an upmarket bathroom retailer, specialising in bathroom, steam room and wet room design.

Coastal Garden Buildings

A family-run business offering an extensive range of buildings in all styles and sizes. Garden buildings for work, rest, storage, entertaining or simple relaxation.

Conker Gin

A unique and intricate gin of ten select botanicals, distilled and bottled at Dorset’s first gin distillery. This unique spirit is produced with British wheat spirit and New Forest spring water.

Davies Chiropractic

Founded by an award-winning chiropractor and sports therapist, this clinic on Stour Road takes a holistic approach to treatment for all kinds of musculoskeletal conditions.

The Gutter & Cladding Company

A family run business that has been in the roofline industry for over 20 years. Based on Fairmile Road, the business works with many private and state schools, local authorities, heritage buildings, domestic and commercial customers across the country.

KH Carpentry & Building Services Ltd

01202 496 990  |

Serving Christchurch, Bournemouth and the surrounding area, this is a family-owned carpentry & building business serving domestic and commercial clients since 2012.

Maidmans Removals & Storage

An award-winning removals, storage & shredding business. From their headquarters in Poole, Maidmans offer domestic removals, commercial relocation, storage services and security shredding.

Peeks Party Store 

Founded in 1946 by Charles W Peek, Peeks offer a broad mix of Christmas, Theme & Party decorations from their superstore on Reid Street. Peeks are market leaders in the supply of Fundraising Games & Equipment to fundraisers in the UK.

Tapper Funeral Service

A family owned and operated funeral business, Tapper Funeral Servic have over 110 years of experience helping bereaved families across East Dorset and West Hampshire.

United Taxis 556677

With the biggest fleet across Bournemouth, Poole & Christchurch, United Taxis operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and pride themselves on providing a prompt, friendly and reliable taxi service.

Williams Thompson LLP

Williams Thompson is a respected and long established law firm based in Christchurch, offering services in Family Matters, Wills & Probate and Property.


Stompin’ on the Quomps is situated in the picturesque surroundings of Christchurch Quay, Dorset, BH23 1BY. The Quomps is the green area bordered by Wick Lane, Queens Avenue and Quay Lane.

Stompin’ on the Quomps has received The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The award is known as the ‘MBE of volunteering’ and is the country’s highest honour for volunteering groups.