The Rampart Street Ramblers
For the Very Best In Dixieland Jazz Music
The “Rampart Street Ramblers” takes its name from that legendary street in old New Orleans upon which jazz music originated, once flourished, and still carries on its grand glory today.
The group was formed in order to carry on, to perpetuate the illustrious tradition of the original, traditional New Orleans style of dixieland jazz music.
Founded some years ago by the well-known jazz clarinet and saxophone stylist Dave Wilson, the Rampart Street Ramblers are comprised of only the very most crack exponents of this music, kind of like a top notch all-star group of “traditional” music players (on trumpet, trombone, clarinet & saxophones, piano or banjo, bass or tuba) from Central Pennsylvania and beyond.
Members have appeared with this group and in other groups, (Some with the well-known Central PA group the Canal Street Hot 6), at such notable events as the Hot Steamed Jazz Festival (Connecticut), People’s Choice Dixieland Music Festival in State College, (Pennsylvania), Camden Yards for Baseball’s Baltimore Orioles, The Tri-State Jazz Society (Philadelphia), The Pennsylvania Jazz Society and the Bethlehem (PA) Musikfest to name just a few, along with local venues such as the Mount Joy, Mountville, Donegal Springs, Coleman Park (Lebanon), and Springettsbury (York) summer concert series.
Dixieland jazz music is characterized by its bright, happy, uplifting nature. It is music for the people; it is accessible to everyone. And it has a real patriotic flavor, because of its very nature, and because, after all, jazz music is one of America’s few true indigenous art forms.
The Rampart Street Ramblers look forward to a long career in the music, and hope to meet each and every one of you at any one of its exciting venues coming up in the future.