New Orleans Swamp Donkeys - 2015 Summer Tour & New CD! June 10 - August 17


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Recalls the New Orleans music of roughly a century ago, with youthful, high-spirited aplomb. --Nate Chinen, New York Times
New CD Release: July 7th A Fine Romance" featuring Alia Shawkat—Get It Now On Indiegogo

On June 10th the New Orleans Swamp Donkeys left the Big Easy for their tour of the U.S. and Europe. During the tour, the band will be releasing an album recorded earlier this year with actress Alia Shawkat. The new release—A Fine Romance EP—pays homage to the classic Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong duets. It will be released on July 7th in conjunction with their Indiegogo campaign.

New Orleans Swamp Donkeys:
James Williams, Trumpet and Vocals
Sam Friend, Banjo and Vocals
Josh Marotta, Percussion
Connor Stewart, Clarinet and Saxophone
Haruka Kikuchi, Trombone
Wes Anderson IV, Sousaphone

The New Orleans Swamp Donkeys Traditional “Jass" Band are comprised of six musical virtuosi-all in their 20s-who play traditional jazz, blues, “jass" originals, vaudeville, modern jazz adaptations, and other jazz and New Orleans- derived styles. Both of their first two albums, Swamp Donkey and Donkey Business.

Indiegogo Tour Campaign Fundraiser

Tour Dates

6/10/2015 — St Louis — BB's Jazz Blues and Soups
6/11/2015 — Iowa City, IA — Gabe's
6/14/2015 — Minneapolis, MN-New Century Theatre
6/16/2015 — Chicago, IL — High Hat
6/17/2015 — Chicago, IL — Fitzgerald's

6/19/2015 — Detroit, MI — Cliff Bell's
6/20/2015 — Lansing, MI — Summer Solstice Jazz Festival
6/21/2015 — Detroit, MI — Cliff Bell's

6/23/2015 — Buffalo, NY — Dick N Jenny's
6/24/2015 — Buffalo, NY — Live in Larkin Square
6/25/2015 — New York, NY — Ginny's
6/26/2015 — New York, NY — Soho House - Members Only
6/27/2015 — Cape May, NJ — Exit 0 Jazz Festival
6/28/2015 — Cape May, NJ —Exit 0 Jazz Festival
6/29/2015 — New York, NY — Brooklyn Bowl
6/30/2015 — Washington, DC — The Hamilton
7/1/2015 — New York, NY — Urbo

7/2/2015 — Fly to Europe

7/4/2015 — London, UK — Ronnie Scott's
7/7/2015 — London, UK — Soho House - Dean St Townhouse

7/10/2015 — Rotterdam, Netherlands — North Sea Jazz Festival
7/11/2015 — Rotterdam, Netherlands — North Sea Jazz Festival
7/12/2015 — Rotterdam, Netherlands — North Sea Jazz Festival
7/13/2015 — Dordrecht, Netherlands — De Melkbus Recording Concert

7/20/2015 — Edinburgh, Scotland — Edinburgh Jazz Festival
7/21/2015 — Edinburgh, Scotland — Edinburgh Jazz Festival
7/26/2015 — Roquebrun, France — Roquebrun Jazz Festival
8/1/2015 — Villefranche, France — Villefranche Jazz Festival
8/2/2015 until 8/16/15 — Galicia, Spain — Various club dates throughout Galicia

“Young devotees whose balance of spunk and funk keeps the heart of traditional jazz beating." —The New Yorker

“One of the zingiest of the new hot jazz bands from the Crescent City" —The Wall Street Journal “A brand new combo, already drawing crowds in New Orleans [and] New York." —VanityFair.com

This story appears courtesy of Scott Thompson Public Relations.
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