An NYC dixieland brass quartet inspired by Louis Armstrong! Trumpet Marmalade, have been taking the city by storm! The virtuosic solos mixed with a down-low n dirty swing feel capture the soul of jazz and the love of trumpets.
While Trumpet Marmalade's specialty is jazz, they are also active classical musicians and do a special jazz/classical Christmas concert!
“These guys really kick ass!” -Louis Armstrong
“I remember all those famous solos!” -…some jazz nerd
“I feel like I stepped into another century!” -Julius Caesar
“Such a wonderfully delicious marmalade” -Martha Stewart
Trumpet Marmalade went above and beyond my expectations in so many ways. They were super communicative, responsive, and accommodating from the planning stages all the way through my event. And their music - it was beyond fantastic. Everyone was raving about them and still talks about it. I recommend them wholeheartedly!!
Response from Trumpet Marmalade:
Thanks so much, it was a blast!
What to Expect
Portable? - YES
Tight? - YES
Amplified? - We can be, but we most likely do not need to be
Backline? -No, don't need it
Is this jazz dance-able? -YES
Is this the real deal? -YES, we play all the famous solos and improvise too
Easy to deal with? -YES, I have been doing this a long time
This quartet is all about "playing" homage to the great Louis Armstrong, the best way they know how, with trumpets! This traditional dixieland ensemble is made up of all brass instrumentation. And what about the rhythm section… who needs ‘em! They don’t need no stinkin’ rhythm section!
The authenticity of this group is what sets it apart from the others. They play all of the famous solos and actually capture that “old sound.” All parts were transcribed by Greg Hammontree and Scott Kulick from those scratchy recordings of yester years.
Additional Booking Notes
This band sets up completely acoustic and does not require a big stage. For a large performance hall, a couple room mics will do the trick. This is old school!
To name a "few":
After You’ve Gone
All of Me
Basin Street Blues
Big Butter and Egg Man
Canal St. Blues
Cornet Chop Suey
Memories of you
In a Mist
Mahogany Hall Stomp
New Orleans Function
Singin’ the Blues
Royal Garden Blues
St. Louis Blues
Struttin’ With Some BBQ
Swing That Music
Tight Like This
West End Blues
What a Wonderful World
When It’s Sleepy Time Down South
When the Saints Go Marching In
Alexander’s ragtime band
Just a closer walk with thee
Livery stable blues
My bucket’s got a hole in it
St. james infirmary
Potato head blues
When you’re smilin’
A kiss to build a dream on
Sunny side of the street
Lift every voice and sing
PLUS- Jazzy Chrsitmas
PLUS- Weddings, classical or jazz
Plus many, many more...
We are always expanding our library of songs, if you have a specific song in mind, we will learn it if we do not already know it.
Influences & Inspiration
Each song in our repertoire is a special tribute to one of the following artists:
Louis Armstrong (young and old)
Old Dixieland Jazz Band