12:45pm / April, 9th 2017View Map
French Market Traditional Jazz Stage
The Palmetto Bug Stompers are one of the finest purveyors of traditional and New Orleans jazz. With a wide and varied background of musical influences, the Bugs get the crowd up and make ‘em swing. They have performed at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, French Quarter Festival and Lincoln Center’s Mid Summer Night Swing. They are a favorite of Lindy Hop dancers, performing at many of their showcases across the country. The band consists of Washboard Chaz on washboard and vocals, Robert Snow on acoustic bass, John Rodli on guitar and vocals, Will Smith on trumpet and vocals, Bruce Brackman on clarinet and Paul Robertson on trombone. The Bugs have a weekly gig at dba in New Orleans on Sundays from 6-9 PM. Come check us out and be ready to dance.
The Band is another Product of the Vibrant New Orleans Street Scene which has produced Bands Like The Jazz Vipers,Linnzi Zaorski and Delta Royale,Jeremy Lyons Trio,Schatzy,Tuba Fats and His Chosen Few.
Fronted by Washboard Chaz along with Seva Venet and Will Smith on Trumpet and vocals the Bugs are taking the street sound to a different path and throw in four Vipers alumni and you get the great gumbo of New Orleans Music. Also featured on the first CD are two other great street performers, the Venerable Jack Fine and Scotty Hill, both inductees into New Orleans Jazz Hall of Fame.