Stompin' on the Quomps
The 26th Stompin' On The Quomps! We were so disappointed to have to cancel last year's Stompin' owing to Coronavirus. But the expressions of interest we have seen on our Facebook page have kept us buoyed up with anticipation. So we are delighted to announce the return of our very smooth Jazz Festival.
For Covid-19 related reasons we have put the event back to mid-September this year – Saturday 11th September. But in spite of that we have a great programme for you featuring six bands as follows: Redtenbacher's Funkestra The London based, multi-national, Redtenbacher's Funkestra is the brainchild of bassist, composer and producer Stefan Redtenbacher. This original and mostly instrumental wall-to-wall Jazz Funk Collective of world class players has about 20 releases to their name. They have recorded with the 'who's who' from the international Jazz Funk and Fusion scene including legends like Fred Wesley, Alfred 'Pee Wee' Ellis (James Brown and Stompin' 2018), Chris Hunter (Gil Evans Orchestra), and Prince's New Power Generation horn section and many more.
The band has morphed, into a zeitgeist equivalent of the legendary studio bands from Motown (Funkbrothers), Stax Records (Booker T & The MGs/Mar-Keys) and Muscle Shoals ('The Swampers') respectively, and are the studio/production house choice for very many respected artists at the elite end of the music business. We're delighted to welcome them to Stompin' 2021! SUBBzero We're delighted to welcome nine piece SUBBzero back to Stompin'. Their skilfully blended mix of Reggae, Latin and Funk to well-known jazz standards had you up and dancing in 2019. We look forward to seeing them doing it again! Spiral Spiral opened Stompin' on the Quomps in 2017 and it's great to have them back! Led by Tenor saxist Wendy Allen, Spiral have reinvented timeless classics by people like Jeff Lorber, Lee Ritenour and The Crusaders and brought them right up-to-date with a dynamic mix of melodic and rhythmic extensions, creating an up-to-the-minute vibe.
Get ready to groove! Mambossa The sounds of Cuba and Brazil are the inspiration for Joe Limburn's Mambossa with an emphasis on both countries' different rhythmic twists with the added authenticity of Brazilian percussionist Willian Torres. You loved them in 2019. We're sure you will again! The Rachel More Quartet plus guest Sarah Harris It was the great Duke Ellington who said (and wrote) 'It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing' and local singer Rachel More exemplifies that to perfection. She and her excellent trio will bring you teatime swing with style and panache in abundance. Rachel is joined by special guest singer Sara Harris who is making a growing mark on the local jazz scene.
The Taverner's Big Band The hard hitting and wildly swinging Taverner's Big Band have been closing the show and bringing the Stompin' house down for 25 years, halted only by storms and pandemics. Now it's another chance for them to create their own storm. Under new Artistic Director Ben Dwyer, expect some fresh and interesting repertoire including numbers by Herbie Hancock, the Average White Band and Tower of Power. And of course you'll get the classics you've all come to love by Glenn Miller and others. The Taverners bring with them a special guest to be announced. A great way to end the night!
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' is unticketed. We ask visitors to make a donation to one of our team who will be seeking your support. The suggested donation is £5. Part of all donations will go to help Christchurch projects initiated or supported by Christchurch Round Tale. We will also be running a Raffle and hope you will buy one or more raffle tickets.