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The Valley Stompers Jazz Band - Wellington

Type: Jazz Band

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The Valley Stompers
Mix a march from the American civil war with a stately measure of quadrille, a creole love call and a double dose of blues. Blend through three horns and serve over smoking hot rhythm garnished with fun. Do that right and you've cooked up something like a mess of New Orleans jazz.
Beware of cheap imitations!
For a taste of the real thing catch the Valley Stompers. Dixieland band. The Stompers have been cooking the righteous recipes for over 30 years; Joe Oliver, Kid Ory, Sidney Bechet, Louis Armstrong, all that great stuff.
Bring sippin' whiskey and sail away on a trip down the Mississippi
The Valley Stompers have been playing original Dixieland Jazz in Wellington since 1971 and are playing better than ever.
They are always developing new arrangements and adding numbers. This type of jazz is fun and tunes are never played the same twice in a row. It is high energy music with improvisation from all the instruments.

It is a complete mystery just what valley the band is named after. Some think it is the Hutt Valley. Others claim they can prove it is the Ngaio valley, Wilton Valley, Plimmerton Valley, Aro Valley or any one of the hundreds of valleys in Wellington.

Many will remember the band from student days when the Stompers were a leading part of the Dixieland jazz revival in Wellington.
They featured every Wednesday evening for 13 years from 1975 in what was then the Western Park Tavern in Thorndon.

The Wellington Jazz club hosted the thirty year birthday party for the band in April 2001.

It is not just the name of the band which has stood the test of time. Total number of years of service shared by the existing players is about forty seven.

Ideal for: background theme setting music for private party, parade, outdoor event, family day, wedding, corporate event

Absolutely Positively
Ace in the hole
After the Ball was Over
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Ain’t She Sweet
Alexanders Alltime Band
All of Me
Amazing Grace
American Patrol
Anchors Aweigh
At the Jazz Band Ball
Anniversary Waltz
Baby Face
Baby Won’t you Please Come Home
Basin Street Blues
Ballin’ the jack
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Beale Street Blues
Beautiful Dreamer
Bill Bailey Won’t You Please Come Home
Birth of the Blues
Black and Blue
Blue Turning Grey
Blues My Naughty Sweety Gives To Me
Boomps a Daisy
Bourben Street Parade
Brahms Lullaby
Bugle Call Rag
Bugle Boy March
Bye Bye Blackbird
Canal Street Blues
Careless Love
Chimes Blues
Chinatown my Chinatown
Corinna Corinna
Cottage for Sale
Creole Love Call
Curse of an Aching Heart
Cushion Foot Stomp
Dallas Blues
Darktown Strutters Ball
Deliah Gone
Doctor Jazz
Do You Know What it Means to Miss Orleans
Down by the Riverside
Everybody Loves my Baby
Five Foot Two
Four Leaf Clover
Four of Five times
Franky and Johnny
Georgia on my Mine
The Golden Wedding
Happy Birthday
Hello Dolly
Hiawatha Rag
High Society
Hokey Tokey
Honey Pie
Hymn to George Lewis
I Ain’t Got Nobody
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
Ice Cream
If You Knew Suzie
Honeysuckle Rose
I Get the Blues When it Rains
I Got Rhythm
I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself
In the Sweet Bye and Bye
I Saw the Light
It Might AS Well be Spring
It’s Only A Paper Moon
It’s Tight Like That
I Want a Girl
Just A Closer Walk With Thee
Just A Little While to Stay
Lady Be Good
Lassus Trombone
Lazy Bones
Let Me Call you Sweetheart
Lily Marlene
Limehouse Blues
Lost in Love
Lulu’s Back in Town
Mack the Knife
Maggie Blues
Make me A Pallet
Mama Don’t Allow No Music Playin’ Here
Marching to Georgia
Margie Trummy
Midnight in Moscow
Milenberg Joys
Mood Indigo
Muskrat Ramble
My Baby Just Cares
My Old Kentucky Home
Nevertheless I’m in Love With You
Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out
Old Rockin’ Chair
The Old Rugged Cross
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Ory’s Creole Trombone
Oroginal Dixieland One Step
Pagan Love Song
Paper Doll
Peg O My Heart
Pennies From Heaven
Petite Fleur
Pokarekare Ana
The Preacher
Precious Lord
Red Sails in the Sunset
Rocking Chair
Runnin’ Wild
San Antonio Rose
Saratoga Swing
Saturday Night Function
Savoy Blues
The Sheik of Araby
Skytown Strut
Smole Gets in Your Eyes
So Do I
Some of these Days
Somebody Stole my Gal

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