the Bourbon Street Stompers

Lovers of classic New Orleans jazz will be pleased to know that, courtesy of Concerts Costa Blanca, the enormously popular Bourbon Street Stompers will be back in October for what promises to be their most exciting visit to date.

Joshua StewartThe internationally renowned Stompers, from Essen in Germany, are now in their 21st year, and this will be their fifth visit to the Costa since 2009. They will be accompanied again by New Orleans jazz and opera vocalist Joshua Stewart, who made his debut with the group here on the Costa last year, as well as female vocalist Betty Berent from Hamburg, who accompanied the band on their 2012 tour. Josh and Betty have never sung together before, or even met. Similarly, last year Josh and the band met for the first time just an hour before their first performance but such is their professionalism that you would have thought they had been together for years.

The tour opens on Friday 17 October at the wonderful Palau in Altea, where the group made its first Spanish appearance before almost 1,000 people in 2009. On Saturday 18 October they play once again at the magnificent Auditori de Teulada-Moraira, having filled it to capacity on three previous occasions; and on Sunday 19 October they bow out at the huge Auditori de Diputacion de Alicante (ADDA), where they played for the first time last October. Unfortunately, Joshua Stewart's Munich Opera House commitments mean that he is unable to perform in Alicante on the Sunday but Betty Berent will sing at all three concerts.

Box office details are as follows:

Altea: ring 96 688 1924 on Thursdays between 1630 and 1930; or buy at the door from 2 hrs before performance, or on-line at ***

Teulada: at the Auditori box office on Wed to Sat between 1100 and 1300, and 1800 to 2000; or at the ayuntamiento in Teulada and the Espai La Senieta in Moraira on Mon to Fri between 0900 and 1500; or on-line at Instanticket on 902 444 300 or at ***.

Alicante: through Instanticket on 902 444 300 or at ***; or at the door from 2 hours before performance.

***On-line booking may not be possible until closer to the performance dates.
For further information contact Willy Hardee on 96 574 9028 or Norman Dunnington on 660 732 707.