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About The 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. The New York Jets hired the band to entertain the fans before their 2010 home games at the New Meadowlands Stadium. The Thomas Edison National History Park asked the band to have a public wax cylinder recording session using a 1908 Edison phonograph. 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 trumpet virtuoso died in Queens, NY. The Red Hook Ramblers are intent on preserving the spirit of 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.

"Brooklyn's excellent Red Hook Ramblers make vintage jazz that conjures a delicious speakeasy vibe: You're just a step away from flappers, fancy shoes and illicit booze." – Time Out New York Magazine

"Said to be Brooklyn’s premier Dixieland band, the Red Hook Ramblers are animated and larger than life, and are as delightful to watch as they are to listen to. United by their collective passion for the time-honored musical genres of classic jazz, blues, spirituals and ragtime, the Ramblers take pride in performing this compelling music of a by-gone era."
- Brooklyn Independent Television, Neighborhood Beat

The Red Hook Ramblers are:
Jason Benjamin – Cornet, Vocals
Chris Cortier – Trombone, Vocals
Janelle Reichman – Clarinet, Vocals
Chris Johnson – Banjo, Piano, Vocals
Joe Exley – Tuba
Curt Garey – Drums

Click here to read more about the Red Hook Ramblers' history.

Electronic Press Kit (EPK)

Right-click here to download the Red Hook Ramblers' EPK (PDF format).

High Resolution Photos:

Right-click the photos below to download high resolution versions.

Photos #1 and #2 are by Burke Heffner. Photos #3 and #4 are by Larry Getlen.

High Resolution Press Photo #1

High Resolution Press Photo #2

High Resolution Press Photo #3

High Resolution Press Photo #4


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Or right-click the song titles below to download mp3 recordings:
That's A-Plenty
Four or Five Times
Bourbon Street Parade


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