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PEPE ROBLES
TRUMPET
Captivated by Louis Armstrong, Jabbo Smith and the best jazzmen of the 20s, he has been one of the pioneers of the purest traditional jazz in Argentina since the 60s. He continues in the same vein in Spain, where he has lived since 1994.

NEW ORLEANS BLUE STOMPERS
became known in Barcelona in the spring of 1995 as host group for the "Hivernacle" jazz nights at Ciutadella park. Since then it has performed with great success all over Spain in numerous concerts and festivals. Worthy of note are their performances at the prestigious festivals of Vitoria, San Sebastian, Palma, Andorra, Perelada and Barcelona (Palau de la Música, in the year 2000). In 1998, five members of this group won first prize at the Saint Raphaël "New Orleans" International Jazz Competition (France). With the participation of the trumpeter Ricard Gili, the New Orleans Blue Stompers have recorded a CD entitled "The musical story of Louis Armstrong" (Blue Moon, 2001). The spontaneity with which they recreate the music of Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Kid Ory and other legendary musicians of the early days of jazz, makes them one of the best groups devoted to the most genuine New Orleans style. Their repertoire is typical of New Orleans jazz: blues, gospel, marches and various themes, from the most famous to the least well known. Today, the New Orleans Blue Stompers offer the warmth of their jazz for audiences to enjoy as much as they do themselves.


NEW ORLEANS BLUE STOMPERS
often has special collaboration from Ricard Gili.
RICARD GILI
TRUMPET AND VOICE

Fully acquainted with and an unconditional admirer of Louis Armstrong, whose unmistakable style, full of warmth and humour, he recreates with great authenticity. His "Armstrongian" singing is the most moving. Founder and conductor of La Locomotora Negra.
ORIOL ROMANÍ
CLARINET
Founder of the group. Inspired by Johnny Dodds and Jimmie Noone, he is acknowledged as one of the most expressive and genuine New Orleans clarinettists in the country. Presenter at sessions to promote jazz and author of the book "Tocats pel jazz".
OSCAR FONT
TROMBONE
One of the few current trombonists who expresses himself in the most authentic New Orleans language. He has played in New York with the Woody Allen ensemble and he has participated in the New Orleans Jazz Festival.
ALBERT ROMANÍ
BANJO
Active member of La Locomotora Negra and the Barcelona Swing Serenaders quartet, he contributes his solid and swinging tempo to the New Orleans Blue Stompers.
FELIX DE BLAS
TUBA
Due to his great sense of rhythm, he is one of themost sought after tuba players in our traditional jazz scene. Instrument manufacturer and child entertainer.
MARCELO DE CASTRO
WASHBOARD
One of the best interpreters of this colourful instrument, the whole group finds his friendliness and vibrations contagious. Very well known in France, where he played with Claude Luter.