Gatsby parties, swing dances, brass bands and Mardis Gras parties...1920's jazz is experiencing a rennassiance. The reasons are obvious, this music is fun!  Ragtime, blues, hot jazz, dixieland, New Orleans swing...this music inspires faces to smile and feet to move, and such fun is infectious.  


Barrelhouse Gang started as a Seattle street jam in the summer of 2015.  Young migratory jazz players on the circuit from New Orleans to Vancouver were congregating at Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, Seattle Center, etc playing just for kicks and whatever change people threw in their cases.  The crowds that appeared wherever we played nearly always smiled, danced and had a great time.  Saxophonist James Walls was right in the middle of this phenomenon, and was inspired to get this sound off of the streets and into the live music market.  Three years later with more than 250 gigs under their belt and their debut album released last May,  Barrelhouse Gang is moving full steam ahead with a busy schedule of performances across the Puget Sound region, so come on out and experience the band for yourself!


Barrelhouse Gang performs all kinds of public and private events.  Our brand of "Gatsby Jazz" has broad appeal across all age groups and all walks of life, as it's very difficult not to love this music!  Our show fits quite well at corporate functions, grand openings, private parties, wedding receptions, retirement communities, festivals, parades and other marching band events, dances, memorials and fundraisers.  We play celebrations of all kind.  

Gatsby Parties

Many of our clients have a "Roaring Twenties" theme for their event, for which we are the perfect band!  If you're thinking of throwing a 1920's-themed event, please give us a call if you need any ideas!  Having played many of these events we can tell you what these parties usually entail and put you in touch with other vendors as well.


Barrelhouse Gang is a very popular choice for weddings, as a happy event like a wedding deserves the happiest music in the world.  In addition to our regular show, we offer other services for our wedding clients.  Please see our Weddings Page.