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Ale Stars


Sep 25, 2015
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Jazz Band Ball
Sep 26, 2015
11:00 am – 11:15 pm
Jazz Band Ball
Nov 21, 2015
9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Hot Club Swing

What's New?


Whistler Swing Dance

After the exciting response to our first dance at Dusty's in August, we're intending to make this a monthly event up in Whistler! Starting Sept 17 at the Elephant and Castle and fingers crossed from there! Check the upcoming gigs above for details, and keep posted on www.myspace.com/whistlerswingdance www.facebook.com/jazzwhistler

Ale Stars Live

"Live in Vancouver" Available

Recorded at the 2010 Vancouver Dixiefest, the Ale Stars latest offering features the full seven-member lineup featuring Bob Williams on trombone and Ray Skjelbred on piano.
Buy it today!

The New Orleans Ale Stars

About the Ale Stars

When was the last time you were out hearing traditional jazz music and a big part of the audience was under the age of thirty?

For that matter, what was the last really authentic traditional jazz band you enjoyed where half the band was under the age of thirty? And the rhythm section was two thirds female? And everybody, audience and band included, seemed to be having the time of their lives?

This is what the New Orleans Ale Stars (no, that’s not a typo!) are all about: hot jazz played by serious musicians who don’t take themselves too seriously. It’s authentic, it’s infectious and it’s about the best time you can have this side of New Orleans!