Hot New Orleans Jazz & Swing
"'Play it like you mean it!' seems to be the underlying principle...the band is delightfully unified at the highest level." -Michael Steinman, Jazz Lives
The Messy Cookers Jazz Band is one of the hottest traditional jazz and swing groups in New Orleans. Formed by trumpet player and leader Alex Owen, the band is dedicated to playing traditional New Orleans style jazz. The Messy Cookers have played at a variety of great venues throughout New Orleans including the Ace Hotel, The Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette Hotel, The Maison Dupuy Hotel, Three Muses, Bamboulas, Bacchanal Wine, and Fritzel's European Jazz Pub. The band has also played a variety of private events, and can provide great early New Orleans jazz for any type of event!
The band can play as a duo, trio, quartet, quintet, or as a full 6-piece band. In addition, we can put together brass bands for second lines!