The Messy Cookers Jazz Band was founded in 2012 by Alex Owen, a trumpet player who was looking for an outlet to play traditional jazz in New Orleans. In forming the band, Alex rounded up some of the finest musicians he could find, and began to find work with his band. By the spring of 2013, they were working regularly at the Maison on Frenchmen street, and at other venues throughout the city.
In August of 2013, the band recorded their first CD “Swing that Music”, and in July of 2015, the band recorded their second CD “That’s my Home”. The newest CD features great musicians in the traditional jazz circuit in New Orleans, including Steve Pistorius, James Evans, Albanie Falletta, John Eubanks, Andy Reid, and Benny Amon. The CD was reviewed by Michael Steinman in his well-known blog “Jazz Lives”. Read the full review here
The Messy Cookers play regularly throughout New Orleans, and have traveled regionally to Shreveport, LA, Rosemary Beach, FL, Natchez, MS, and Mobile, Al. The Band plays great New Orleans jazz for any type of venue or private event, and can play as duo, trio, quartet, five-piece, or 6-piece band!