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Stompin' on the quomps

Saturday 3rd August 2019
The Band Line UpLocation

HEADLINING 2019: Snowboy and The Latin Section


Afro-Cuban percussion maestro Snowboy and his vibrant eight piece band The Latin Section will be headlining the 25th Stompin’ On The Quomps. Snowboy made his name in the 1990s acid-jazz scene and has worked with a wide range of top names including Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Mica Paris and Lisa Stansfield with whom he still regularly tours.

“The Latin Section are a respectful, joyful conglomeration of Son, Salsa and Mambo which takes Afro Cuban music forward”
The Times

Kim Cypher


Kim Cypher is creating quite a stir on the jazz scene, emerging as one of the UK’s most exciting saxophonists, vocalists and composers. Inspired by the funkier side of jazz, Kim’s style of performance is best described as ‘funky saxophonist meets 1940’s jazz singer’. 

“Kim is a dedicated, serious musician. It’s a pleasure to work with a true student     carrying on the magic we know as music for music lovers. Hats off to a true heart and soul performer.”
 Pee Wee Ellis

The David Newton & Art Themen Quartet


David and Art have been working with one another for twenty-five years. David has won the British Jazz Best Pianist Award 14 times and he has collaborated with 80 artists. Art is an orthopaedic surgeon by profession and has toured the world for 20 years with Stan Tracey’s Quartet.

(Nicola Farnon, advertised for this slot, has had to withdraw owing to illness. We hope to bring her to the Stompin’ stage in 2020)

Zoe Schwarz and Blue Commotion

Nominated in two categories of the 2018 UK Blues Awards (female blues vocalist of the year and blues album of the year), we’re delighted to welcome Zoe, Rob and band back to the Stompin’ stage for another set of jazzy blues.

“With Grace Slick attitude, garage psych cool and smokey blues chops, Zoe Schwarz and her Blues Commotion serve up a tasty smorgasbord…”
100% Rock, Australia

The Tom Waters Band

At only 18, fast-rising Dorset alto saxist Tom Waters has already worked with  The Rolling Stones, Ray Davies, and Jools Holland and toured to Chicago, Iceland, Canada and other parts. Expect some cool jazz fusion from this five piece band.


This eight piece band fuse Reggae and Latin grooves to jazz swing and improvisation. They’re huge fun and it’s good to welcome Sarah Bolter back to the Stompin’ stage.

The Rachel More Quartet

A last minute stand-in at last year’s Stompin’, popular singer Rachel More almost stole the show with a wonderful set of tunes from Ella to Kylie. We’re delighted to welcome her back. Expect another dose of sophisticated swing maybe with a few unexpected twists.

Ben Dwyer Jazz Xperiment

Third year in succession at Stompin’ for Ben Dwyer’s band. Ben has just been asked to work with acclaimed saxist Soweto Kinch. His hard driving young band has been upgraded with the best musicians from The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire where he is studying. The future of jazz is here.


The excellent alto saxist and flautist Lee Goodall fronts this band led by bassist Joe Limburn which explores the cool and gentle bossa material of Joao Gilberto and other exponents. Mambossa provides a relaxing interlude between The Taverners Big Band sets.

Taverners Big Band

The band that started off Stompin’ 25 years ago, and still going strong. Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Woody Herman and Count Basie tunes get a makeover from this band.  Just the band to party the night away to.

Stompin on the Quomps, 2019 Programme

12pmKim Cypher BandMain Stage
1pmThe Tom Waters BandBandstand
1.45pmThe David Newton
& Art Themen Quartet
Main Stage
3pmSUBB ZeroBandstand
3.45pmZoe Schwarz Blue CommotionMain Stage
5pmRachel More QuartetBandstand
5.45pmSnowboy and The Latin SectionMain Stage
7.15pmBen Dwyer Jazz XperimentBandstand
8pmThe Taverners Big Band, plus Guest (part 1)
Main Stage
9.30pmThe Taverners Big Band, plus Guest (part 2)
Main Stage


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.

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