Casey Jones - Clarinet/Tenor Sax | Jesse Shantor - Alto Sax | Jason Thor - Trombone | Nick Pulley - Sousaphone | Dan Charles - Banjo | Ricky Lomeli - Drums | Taylor Cuffie - Drums
“California Trad Jazz & more. No trumpet required.”
For the past 5 years the Sonoma County-based group, The King Street Giants, have brought their own special version of New Orleans music to the Bay Area. Whether they’re playing in clubs or on the streets, The King Street Giants are infamous for radiating an infectious energy and always having a blast. While continuing to play the music of their heroes (Louis Armstrong & The All Stars, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Thelonious Monk, Jackson 5), they have also been writing original music in an effort to continue to evolve the idiom of Traditional New Orleans Jazz.
The King Street Giants have shared the stage with such acts as Bonnie Raitt, Galactic, Rebirth Brass Band, The Wood Brothers, Charlie Musselwhite, New Orleans Suspects, Tuba Skinny, Dustbowl Revival, and many more. Their sounds have been heard at Strawberry Music Festival, Petaluma Music Festival, San Jose Jazz Fest, Healdsburg Jazz Fest, Sausalito Arts Festival, Lagunitas Beer Circus and Honk Fest West, and have appeared at events and in commercials for the San Francisco Giants. Winners of the North Bay Bohemian's "Best of" Best Band in Sonoma County award in 2017, The King Street Giants released a new album of instrumental originals titled "Dressed & Ready to Go" in February, 2017.
"The King Street Giants are the go-to second line unit in the North Bay. They bring the party to Mardi-Gras all year!"
- Brian Griffith, DJ, KRCB
“It’s good to have friends in music who are timely, organized & willing. Never mind that “The King Street Giants” happen to be embracing a talent that leaves the whole place lit and asking, who are these guys?? The world will soon know and we are happy to say we are their friends!”
- Laura Muckenhoupt, Music Marketing Manager, Lagunitas Brewing Company
"These guys embody everything that great jazz music should be - they bring their own spin on an American tradition, and do it with style, precision, and soul. You will also dance your ass off!”
- Doug Leibinger, Jazz Program Director, Sonoma State University
“The King Street Giants are extremely professional, and entertaining. They leave the crowd excited, and always wanting more- which is why we continue to have them back at our festival every year!... Book them for your next event- you will not be disappointed- but man will your feet be tired!”
- Hannah Rivers Muller, Hoes Down Harvest Festival Music Coordinator
“Working with The King Street Giants over the past three years has been a true pleasure. Each band member is professional, talented and dynamic in their own regard. Not to mention – the music is incredibly fun! Their songs and energy are positively infectious and set the perfect tone for our annual cruise on the San Francisco Bay.”
- Becky Fenton, Gotham Club