About Red Hook Ramblers
Brooklyn's premier Dixieland band, the Red Hook Ramblers first appeared on New York's revitalized traditional jazz scene in 2005 and rapidly found themselves among its leading torchbearers. They have been repeatedly honored to perform at the Louis Armstrong House Museum to celebrate Satchmo's birthday and have been interviewed and featured on New York radio and television stations, as well as on Time Out New York's website. The Ramblers opened for Squirrel Nut Zippers during their Fall 2009 tour, and performed at the Meilemer Jazz Festival outside of Zurich as part of their own tour of Switzerland in the Spring of 2010. In the fall, the band became the Home Game Hype Band for the New York Jets, playing at each home game at Meadowlands Stadium, and are set to join the team again in the fall of 2011. The band has appeared at notorious Jazz Age parties Shanghai Mermaid, Wit's End, and Dances of Vice, and have made a name for themselves as New York's premier live burlesque accompaniment through their residencies at the Slipper Room and Galapagos Art Space's Floating Kabarette, as well as appearances with Sugar Shack Burlesque and Harvest Moon's vaudeville productions. Members of the band have played with the Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band, Les Paul, and the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, and have performed at the annual Bix Beiderbecke festival near where the cornet virtuoso lived in Queens, NY. The Red Hook Ramblers are intent on preserving the music that permanently changed the American cultural landscape in the early part of the 20th Century and bringing live traditional jazz to new audiences around the world.