The Roadstars Jazz Band
Introducing The Roadstars: Your Musical Odyssey
Prepare to embark on a musical journey like no other! The Roadstars bring you a captivating blend of jazz, big band style, swing, and more. From the turn of the century to the present day, they've become a cherished tradition at iconic events such as the Seattle Mariners Home Games, The Puyallup Washington State Fair, and The Evergreen State Fair.
When it comes to delivering top-notch music, The Roadstars are the undisputed choice for events where quality is paramount, and the audience demands nothing but the best. Their repertoire spans the entire spectrum of music styles, making them a one-of-a-kind musical sensation on the West Coast.
Experience the timeless melodies of America's traditional music, from the ragtime era of the late 1890s to contemporary jazz and variety. When you join the audience, you become part of a musical performance that feels like a gathering of old friends, united by a shared love for exceptional music. Whether they're enchanting festival-goers, club enthusiasts, concert attendees, or private event guests, The Roadstars bring humor, high energy, and irresistible swinging tunes that appeal to everyone.
The band boasts some of the most outstanding talent in the Northwest, and their sound rivals the finest in the nation. Led by the remarkable trumpeter and singer, Lance Buller, who is a true showman, The Roadstars showcase a stellar ensemble. With Andre Thomas on drums, Wayne Bliss on bass, Teddy Dortch on saxophone, and the incomparable Chris Spencer on guitar, their collective artistry creates an unforgettable musical experience.
Don't miss the opportunity to be a part of this extraordinary musical journey with The Roadstars. Whether you're seeking exceptional entertainment for festivals, clubs, concerts, or private events, they're ready to deliver a performance that will leave you with lasting memories and a heart full of musical delight.
"It was a pleasure to have your band playing at our party. You all sounded so great! Everyone had a blast. I'll certainly recommend your band to anyone at Starbucks looking for a band."
Kate Kim Starbuck Convention Mardi Gras Event 1500 Development Communications - Starbucks Inc.
THE ROADSTARS JAZZ BAND: NEW AND IMPROVED ALBUM REVIEW
New and Improved, the tongue-in-cheek title of The Roadstars Jazz Band, is a charming collection of jazz favorites that bop and tug at your heart strings. Long time Roadstars band leader Lance Buller is a showman to the last bit, and the band’s charisma transcends the optical disc.
Buller kicks us off with quick and tight trumpet licks on “Lester Leaps In” and continues with tasteful trumpet solos and wistful verses on “Just Friends”. Teddy Dortch’s masterful flute and saxophone playing dazzles us, with a particularly moving saxophone solo on Jimmy Van Heusen’s “Polka Dots & Moonbeams”. Guitarist Chris Spencer and bass player Wayne Bliss play with elegant reserve on the Horace Silver favorite “Song For My Father” and Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World”. Drummer Andre Thomas transitions seamlessly through the generations of music, taking us as far back as 1919 with the final track “Royal Garden Blues”, one of the earliest popular jazz tunes written by Spencer Williams.
The album is filled with jives, laughs and audacious solos, and fits perfectly inside every car stereo and CD player. Better yet, if you’re entertaining any nuptial notions hire these guys immediately!