A taste of 1920s New Orleans on the Costa Blanca

ALTOGETHER NOW: The band crows Carsten Bernoth on the piano Photo credit Oriole

TICKETS are now on sale for the Bourbon Street Stompers show at Teulada-Moraira Auditori on Friday October 27.

The concert – produced by Costa Blanca Concerts – will feature special guest James McCorkle on vocals, another hot ‘operatic’ tenor from New Orleans.
The Bourbon Street Stompers, hailed ‘one of the hottest young New Orleans bands in Europe’ was founded in Essen in May 1993 when Rene Richter (banjo/ guitar), Carsten Bernoth (piano), Olaf Kalytta (trombone), Daniel Wehsarg (double bass/ vocals), Helge Sachs (clarinet, saxophone, vocals) Axel Stephan (drums/ washboard) and Gunnar Sachs (trumpet/ cornet) were still at school.

Winning the school’s music award that was instituted by the WDR – one of the biggest broadcasting companies in Western Germany – enabled for the Bourbon Street Stompers to record their first album ‘A Tribute to Dixie’.

Meanwhile a growing bunch of fans promoted the band as they performed at number of both private and public concerts.

Further CD productions followed with recordings to ‘Second Stomp’ in 1997, ‘Stompin’ Milestones’ in 1999 and ‘Those Struttin’ Syncopators’ in 2003.
When asked what differentiates the Bourbon Street Stompers from other bands, they said:

“Except for our often-noticed average height of 1.93 m – not scarcely reminding our audience of Prussian infantrymen? First, there is no doubt that a close friendship developed among the seven band members over the course of the years, which enabled us to stand our ground against professional bands in an increasingly commercialised environment. Moreover, it is our strong wish and overall effort to let this vital and infectious music roll and carry away our audience whenever we join on stage.”

Tickets cost €20 and are available via www.instantticket.es or from the Teulada-Moraira Auditori box office, Teulada Ayuntamiento and the Espai La Senieta theatre.

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