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.
 
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)



 
"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)
 

Cystic Fibrosis 5K

The Jackson All-Stars Brass Band performed for the Cystic Fibrosis 5K on April 21, 2012. The event was held at Mayes Lake at Lefleur's Bluff State Park. Musicians included David Schommer, Jeff Reiter, Maurice Hillman, Mike Weidick, Steve Cook and Bernard Holly.

Project Fit America Kickoff

2011 Malfunctions Parade

Painting by Becky Barnett

The Jackson All-Stars were recently the inspiration for local artist Becky Barnett! Bandleader David Schommer was 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, 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). The oil paintings above were created from the brass band's historic performance!
The Jackson All-Stars Brass Band Second Lined from the King Edward Hotel to Hal and Mals on Friday, March 18, 2011 at 7PM as part of the Marching MALfunctions Second Line Stomp & Street Festival to kick of the St. Paddy Parade weekend!

As featured in the Clarion Ledger....

"A new element is emerging in conjunction with Mal’s St. Paddy’s Parade weekend that takes even more revelry to downtown streets.On March 18, the Marching MALfunctions Second Line Stomp & Street Festival will put the festivities on foot as Friday-night-before celebrants march from the former King Edward Hotel to Hal & Mal’s. The free fun culminates in a concert and street party.

“It looks like there might be a pretty good gathering,” said Hawkins, judging from social network traffic for the group on Facebook. Marchers will gather around 5 p.m. March 18 and step off at 7 p.m. for the march up Capitol Street with the Jackson All-Stars Brass Band escorted by the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office, he said.

The free concert at Hal & Mal’s that night will feature performances by Bailey Brothers, The House Rockers and Super Chikan and the Fighting Cocks."


Repertoire

The Developing Repertoire Includes:

Second Line (A New Orleans Tradition)
Down By the Riverside
When the Saints Go Marching In (Who Dat!)
Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue
You Are My Sunshine
Just a Closer Walk with Thee
Darktown Strutters Ball
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
This Little Light of Mine
The Preacher
Do Whatcha Wanna
Bye, Bye Blackbird
When You're Smilin'
Amazing Grace
Here Comes the Bride (Bridal Chorus)

Malfunction Parade 2011

Canton Wedding May 29, 2010

Jackson All-Star Members Featured at Southern Breeze Gallery!