Krewe Liverpool are delighted to announce that The Jubilee Stompers – a Liverpool-based ragtime 5 piece – will be joining The Mardi Gras Experience on Friday 7th February at Sefton Park’s The Palm House.
What started as an exploration of the arrangements of the great Duke Ellington quickly expanded to include many of the classic ensembles of the early 1900s, including Fletcher Henderson, Box Beiderbecke, Original Dixieland Band and the spirituals of the 1920s and 30s.
Krewe have also announced long-term Mellowtone resident DJ and New Orleans’ aficionado, DJ Jonnie O’Hare. He’ll be bringing an aural cocktail of jazz, soul, r’n’b, blues, funk and hip hop influenced New Orleans music, from Dixieland to the present day.
His passion for music was forged from his mother’s Northern Soul and Motown collection, leading to an early interest in DJing and a love of jazz, early disco, and Chicago/acid house records. He has since held long-term residencies at the Magnet and Mellowtone, played the likes of Chibuku Shaek Shake, the Kazimier, the Garden Festival (Croatia) and Africa Oyé.
Organisers are also delighted to announce the involvement of dance aficionados Mersey Swing, the Liverpool-based Social Enterprise. They’ll be offering dance classes in the run up to the event – as well as on the night – thereby continuing their mission of sharing the joy, excitement and creativity of swing dancing and vintage dance performance.
The latest wave of acts join the already announced Frog and Henry and Laird Howard Ashley Storey on a line-up that’s already shaping up to be a truly eclectic feast for the senses.
More special guests are yet to be announced, with performances and processions from select local art and dance organisations also making various appearances throughout the evening.
Dress code: surrealist fashion / ethical fashion / Krewe costume themes / swinging glad rags / dress up to get down