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New Orleans Swamp Donkeys - 2 New Releases & Summer Tour
(Published: May 27, 2014)

New Orleans Swamp Donkeys
Two Hot New Studio Releases
"Facebook Song" Takes Off
"Charleston" & Other Classics Dazzle

June 2014 NYC Schedule
Including B.B. King's - June 9

May 2014 - Fresh off their appearance at JazzFest 2014, the hottest new jazz band in the Big Easy-The New Orleans Swamp Donkeys-have taken the bold step of simultaneously releasing two studio albums.

Their first, entitled "Swamp Donkey," consists of a dozen standards from the early 20th century canon-rendered in a newly invigorated version of traditional "jass." The second, "Donkey Business," showcases original music written, produced, and arranged by the band, with many songs-including the new hit, "I Can't Stop Logging on Facebook"-from rising singer-songwriter Sam Friend.

The New Orleans Swamp Donkeys Traditional "Jass" Band are comprised of six musical virtuosi-all in their 20s-who play traditional jazz, blues, "jass" originals, vaudeville, modern jazz adaptations, and other jazz and New Orleans- derived styles. Fronted by the magnetic trumpeter-vocalist James Williams (who has been repeatedly compared to Louis Armstrong) and by Sam Friend on banjo, the band consists of the electrifying Wes Anderson IV (son of jazz legend Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson) on sousaphone, the versatile Jon Ramm on trombone (known to maneuver the slide of his instrument, on occasion, with one bare foot), the rollicking (and perennial heartthrob) Josh "Jams" Marotta on percussion, and the astoundingly gifted newcomer Joe Goldberg on clarinet, saxophone, and piano - and sometimes two at a time.

The Swamp Donkeys, who have played throughout the U.S. (recently selling out two sets at the Blue Note in New York City), are about to embark on a European tour. Both of the new albums are available at your favorite music stores, including iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and many others.

"Young devotees whose balance of spunk and funk keeps the heart of traditional jazz beating."
-The New Yorker

"One of the zingiest of the new hot jazz bands from the Crescent City"-The Wall Street Journal "A brand new combo, already drawing crowds in New Orleans [and] New York."
-VanityFair.com

"'Hot' attitude and soloistic derring-do.... [Their] energy transforms something old into something new with commitment and intelligence."
-Jazziz

MANAGER Oren Krinsky 914-374-7464
CD PR Scott Thompson 203-400-1818
swampdonkeysbooking@gmail.com
scott@scottthompsonpr.com

SCHEDULE:

JUNE 2014 - NYC
Thursday, June 5 - 11pm-1am
The Manderley at The McKittrick Hotel
https://www.facebook.com/...

Friday, June 6 - 5pm-8pm
Brinkley's Broome St. - Happy Hour
http://www.brinkleysbroom...

Saturday, June 7 - 4pm-8pm
The Exley - Jackson St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn
http://www.theexley.com/#!menu/c66t

Sunday, June 8 - Members' sunset party - Soho House

Monday, June 9 - 8pm-9:30pm
B.B. King's - Manhattan - $10 - Expect sell out! Buy now!
http://www.bbkingblues.co...

Thursday, June 12 - 5pm-8pm
Brinkley's Broome St. - Happy Hour
http://www.brinkleysbroom...

Friday, June 13 - 6:30pm-9:30pm
The Salon at Yotel
http://www.thesalon.biz/i...

Saturday, June 14 - 3pm-6pm
Radegast Hall & Biergarten
http://www.radegasthall.c...

Saturday, June 14 - 8pm-11pm
The Leadbelly - Chinatown - 14 Orchard St.
http://www.theleadbellyny...

Sunday, June 15 - Maybe one more special show
(follow Twitter for news) - then off to Europe!

EUROPEAN TOUR 2014
June 20-29 - Ascona Jazz Festival - Switzerland
June 30-July 10 - cool stuff in the works - tba
July 12-13 - North Sea Jazz Festival - Netherlands
July 15-19 - Vitoria-Gasteiz Festival - Spain

@swampdonkeyjass on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

More Information: http://www.neworleansswampdonkeys.com

Submitted By:

www.scottthompsonpr.com
scott@scottthompsonpr.com


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