NOODLE SOUP is the western Colorado & Roaring Fork River Valleys’ premier traditional New Orleans-style Dixieland blues & jazz band, performing at local and regional celebrations since 2015. Individually, Noodle Soup’s members have been performing and entertaining western Colorado in various groups, endeavors, and venues for over 25 years. Collectively, the eight musician’s performing experience is a group total of well over 250 years! Noodle Soup’s unique musical genre is traditional New Orleans-style Bourbon Street music and includes cool jazz, swing music, Ragtime, classic popular tunes, Broadway show tunes, folk tunes, and distinctive versions of familiar spirituals and hymns. Featuring the vocal stylings of singers Kelly Thompson & Brad Swart, The Noodle Soup Sound is toe-tapping happy music and perfect for dancing, celebrating special events, spicing up an event where good times and a festive mood are to be enjoyed, or just simply sitting back and enjoying the delightful music!
Noodle Soup group members: Van Merritt-Clarinet & Tenor Saxophone; Brad Swart-Trumpet & Vocals; Kelly Thompson-Vocals and Trumpet; Taylor Smith-Trombone and Ukulele; Jason Gross-Tuba/Sousaphone/Helicon; Rick Oakes-Banjo & Guitar; Kim Whelan-Piano; Matt Weisbrod-Drums. Co-Administrators: Kelly Thompson & Van Merritt; Leader: Van Merritt.