Traditional Jazz from Holland

The Storyville Jassband since 1959


The Storyville Jassband, founded in 1959, is one of the oldest active performing bands from The Netherlands playing all over the world.  The band focuses on the new music, called Jazz that became popular during The Roaring Twenties in the US. When New Orleans Jazz came over to Europe, the English jazzbands of the fifties added a special flavor to the music, known as British.Trad. Jazz. The Storyville Jassband has a distinct affiliation with this sound and will continue playing this style of music with great enthusiasm and a touch of humor.


The Storyville Jassband has played with numerous guests such as Sheila Collier, Lillian Boutté. The band celebrated their 50 anniversary with a Jubilee Concert where Chris Barber played as a special guest.

The Storyville Jassband has made 11 CD's of which eight on the Timeless label.


From a recent review: "they were marvelous and exactly what our club loves-good old trad jazz, but with a difference-very professional and relaxed. We can, in all honesty , say that wherever you are in the world, remember the name and if you come across them, we strongly recommend you make a point of going to see them" (Farnborough Jazzclub)

Line up: Peter Dobbe-trombone, guitar, vocals; Lex Lubbers-clarinet; Michel Muller-trumpet, vocals; Martin Ackerman-banjo, guitar; Hein van Rooijen-double bass; Stef Geurts-drums