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”
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
“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.
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
|12pm||Kim Cypher Band||Main Stage|
|1pm||The Tom Waters Band||Bandstand|
|1.45pm||The David Newton|
& Art Themen Quartet
|3.45pm||Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion||Main Stage|
|5pm||Rachel More Quartet||Bandstand|
|5.45pm||Snowboy and The Latin Section||Main Stage|
|7.15pm||Ben Dwyer Jazz Xperiment||Bandstand|
|8pm||The Taverners Big Band, plus Guest (part 1)||Main Stage|
|9.30pm||The Taverners Big Band, plus Guest (part 2)||Main Stage|
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.