OCEAN AVENUE STOMPERS
BRASS | JAZZ | FUNK
NOLA influenced brass band with the sounds of Jersey Shore
Rock 'n Roll, Philly Soul, and NYC's finest.
Ian Gray established the Ocean Avenue Stompers in 2016 with the intent of bringing together the baddest horn players I've worked with over the years. I spent my 21st birthday in NOLA, and came back with an itch to bring that vibe and sound to my musical communities of Asbury Park, Philadelphia, and beyond.
The Ocean Stompers are comprised of a rotating cast of musicians and friends that I've met along my journey, and whom I hold close to my heart. All of these players are industry professionals, high in demand, so the Stompers will have a new face every time you see us. That adds to the magic of providing the audience with a truly unique experience at every performance, while the musicians showcase their improvisational and off-the-cuff chops.