Foggy Bottom Whomp-Stompers Jazz Band

Foggy Bottom


traditional jazz band

Jazz age dance music from the 1920s for your party, dance, or any other good time!

About the Whomp-Stompers

Everything old is new again

The music of the 1920s, in the 2020s

The Foggy Bottom Whomp-stompers are the DC area’s best–some would say only–prohibition era jazz band playing your favorite hits from the 1920s and 30s. With a mix of Hot Jazz, Dixieland, early Swing, Blues, we’re ready to liven up a speakeasy, gatsby-themed party, swing dance, or any given street corner!

performing music for many different events

jazz music for all occasions

Well, most occasions anyway

We are available to play any of the following events you may be planning: party, dance party, fall formal, divorce, bar OR bat mitzvah, ice cream social, and good old-fashioned New Orleans send-off (funeral)! Our fee is denominated in 1920s currency and is thus very reasonable.

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Nothing like some live music to set the mood and liven up the party–particularly if you’re having a speakeasy theme, a ’20s theme, or if you want to party like it’s 1929!  

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The jazz music of the 1920s was dance music and we love to play this music for dancers!  We have partnered with dance teachers to offer lessons, demonstrations and even burlesque!

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Your special day will be even more special with a live jazz band bringing that ’20s feeling that a DJ just can’t replicate!  Whether it is for the cocktail hour, the ceremony, or dancing afterwards, we’ll make the day even more unforgettable! 

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Upcoming events

10/29/21 – Halloween show! Boo! A Halloween evening under the Stars at the Embassy Row Rooftop **Update: this has been rainchecked to …

10/31/21 – Halloween show! Boo! Come out in your best costume for a halloween matinee! Halloween matinee show We will be bringing …

10/02/21 – Admo Porchfest! A safe outdoor show on the best porch in town! Adams Morgan Porch Fest We will be returning …

Other news

Our new website has launched! Our website has gotten a new facelift. Find a bug? Like what you see? Hate what you …

Public domain day 2021! Good news! Today, Jan. 1, 2021, copyrighted works from 1925 will enter the US public domain, where they …