The Jackson All-Stars Brass Band
     History was made when The Jackson All-Stars were recently asked to assemble a traditional New Orleans style brass band for a wedding, in Canton. On May 29, 2010, The Jackson All-Stars Brass Band was born! A spin-off of The Jackson All-Stars and the award winning Mississippi Swing Brass Band!, the professional brass band performed a swingin' Dixieland version of "Here Comes the Bride" at Grace Episcopal Church followed by a second line stroll around Canton Square to the Old Post Office. Tunes included Second Line, Down By the Riverside and When the Saints Go Marching In! Musicians included David Schommer (Trumpet/Vocals), Jeff Reiter (Lead Trumpet), Mike Weidick (Trombone), Maurice Hillman (Sax), Steve Cook (Snare), Bobby McClellan (Bass Drum), and Matthew Bear (Tuba).

A special thanks goes to Thomas Dagostino and Renee Halsey for giving us this opportunity! Thanks also goes to Elizabeth Koskie and Maurice Hillman for developing an effective bassline from the original Bridal Chorus for the event! Thanks also goes to Bobby McClellan for providing the brass band hats and Becky McClellan for photographing the event.

For more information, contact David Schommer (Bandleader), at 601-951-9091.

JAS Brass Band Performs at Northwood Country Club!

Back in Business 2021!

The Jackson All-Stars is back in business! The pandemic lockdown put a huge dent in our business but we're back! On March 8, 2021 the Jackson All-Stars Brass Band performed for the Hinds Behavioral Health Services 50th Anniversary Party! This was followed by three more performances in May - Opening Night at Trustmark Park, a wedding reception at The Cedars, in Jackson, and a wedding reception at Northwood Country Club, in Meridian! We appreciate the opportunity to perform! My volunteer big band Mississippi Swing!, along with the MCSB Community Outreach Band,  performed June 5th at the Renaissance at Colony Park! DJ Dave of the Jackson All-Stars performed at this year's Watermelon Classic on July 3rd!

Jackson All-Stars Brass Band Performs for Cystic Fibrosis 5K!
JAS Brass Band members David Schommer, Maurice Hillman, Mike Weidick, Patrick Rettger, Bobby McClellan, and Steve Cook performed for the Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides 5K on March 24th! A BIG THANKS to everyone who supported the Jackson GREAT STRIDES WALK/5K RUN! The event helped raise $60,000 to fight Cystic Fibrosis!!!!

Brass Band Reviews!

"Hi David. You guys did great!"

Piyush Mittal
Mittal Wedding Reception
December 13, 2014

"The band was awesome. The second line really helped to kick off the party and everyone loved it. The music was perfect and you were able to play all of the important songs that we wanted to make the wedding really special for members of our family. The mix of songs and genres helped keep everything upbeat and it was music that all ages really liked. We got so many compliments throughout the wedding and even now people are still talking about it. Even folks around Vicksburg who didn't attend are talking about the band and the second line! It couldn't have been better!"

Robert  Moser
Moser Wedding Reception
November 1, 2014

"Y'all were great!!! This was one of the BEST banquets we have ever had and it was in large measure because of you and the Jackson All-Stars!!! Y'all were terrific....Thank you again for a fantastic show!!! It was memorable in every way and I have heard so many wonderful comments about your music. Thank you so much for being a part of our banquet and I hope to work with you again soon." 

Linda Bynum
Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce
Annual Awards Banquet

January 21, 2013

"Still hearing great comments on y'all and I hope we can work togther again soon. Y'all were fabulous in every way. Some say it was the BEST Annual Awards Banquet EVER!! Thanks for everything. We will long remember our
2012 Awards Banquet!!
January 28, 2013

Linda Bynum
Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce
Annual Awards Banquet
"The band was absolutely awesome! Ann had always wanted 'When the Saints Go Marching In' played at her funeral and in a jazzy style. It was the perfect ending. It really made us smile and brought some relief when we heard them. Morgan, Brooks' sister, found them by googling them. We were most impressed!!"
- A. Stone (Funeral, July 2011)

"Thank you and everyone for being such a perfect fit on our most special day!...We wouldn't have wanted anyone else!...All the best!"
- Renee' and Tom (Wedding, May 2010)