Taylor Smith and The Roamin' Jasmine

Hot New Orleans music

to make you dance!

"This is music to remind you that the New Orleans tradition is still very much alive and that even the most grizzled of Crescent City tunes, with their origins spread all over the Deep South and the Caribbean, can be reinvigorated to have both the character that comes with age and the effervescence of youth"

-Rob Adams, The Herald Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland


"In crisp suits they performed a kind of lesser-known American songbook of gems, such as “That’s a Pretty Good Love” by Big Maybelle, and vintage Calypso offerings. The band performed as if their horns and strings were on fire, but they were trying to be polite about it. Lead singer Taylor Smith’s voice sounds like its been dragged through a blackberry patch, at once thorny and sweet"

-Alli Marshall, Mountain Xpress, Asheville, NC

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"The Roamin' Jasmine play Jazz, Ragtime and blues in their own highly listenable style that echoes the rootsy jazz of New Orleans with a mix of guitar, double bass, trombone, sax and sometimes clarinet. They are highly skilled, play with real feeling and have a vocalist whose youthful persona is at odds with his incredibly raw, expressive style and they are definitely a band to watch out for.”

-Mike Morrison, AmericanRootsUK.com, Brighton, England

Festival Appearances:

  • The Maverick Festival 2016 & 2017 in Suffolk, England

  • The LEAF (Lake Eden Arts Festival) Fall 2015 & 2016 Festivals, Black Mountain, NC

  • Dashville Skyline Festival 2017, Lower Belford, New South Wales, Australia

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