The Grand St. Stompers have been making music for over a decade. While their 10-year anniversary has landed in the middle of a pandemic, a quarantine, and a national crisis, they have found a way, through the magic of self-recording and remote collaboration, to continue to SWING…IN PLACE. They hope this music will help you do the same.
This DIY quarantine-at-home digital EP introduces a half-dozen original compositions for swing octet, and is the first in a planned series. Volume 2 will present STANDARDS, and feature more vocals by the wonderful MOLLY RYAN, as well as the inimitable TAMAR KORN.
Featuring Molly Ryan – vocals; Gordon Au – trumpet, composer/arranger; Dennis Lichtman – alto sax; Matt Koza – soprano sax; Ricky Alexander – tenor sax; Joe McDonough – trombone; Nick Russo – banjo, guitar; Rob Adkins – bass; Kevin Dorn – drums.
★ All album profits in 2020 (including donations above the recommended price) will go directly to the musicians, to support them during this difficult time of cancelled events, lost gigs, and uncertain futures. We appreciate your support in helping to keep this music alive!