Press Kit

"The Hot Taters truly ushered us right to New Orleans."
—  audience member





The Hot Taters bring you the best in hot jazz, Dixieland, and swing from the 20's, 30's and 40's, along with the funky sounds of New Orleans Mardi Gras music. The band consists of Pete Jensen on trombone, trumpet, euphonium, cornet, tuba, flugelhorn, and vocals; Jimmy Cara on trumpet; Ron Kostar on clarinet, tenor sax, and vocals; Henry Dale on piano and banjo; Skip Barthold on guitar and vocals; and Bob 'Mose' Marley on drums and the kitchen sink!


“Excellent musicians that embody the soul of Mardi Gras. This band brought the party. They went above and beyond to make the event a success.”

—  event host

“The Hot Taters delivered a better time than anyone expected. They strutted, performed and clowned around, and their vocalist Demetria Bailey was marvelous.”

—  audience member

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