WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING...

DJ RONNIE MAGRI, RANDY JONES of THE VILLAGE PEOPLE and LILIN LACE performing at the  STUDIO 54 Reunion May 2017

DJ RONNIE MAGRI, RANDY JONES of THE VILLAGE PEOPLE and LILIN LACE performing at the STUDIO 54 Reunion May 2017

RONNIE MAGRI featured in ZELDA Magazine

RONNIE MAGRI featured in ZELDA Magazine

Magri shuffles, struts, and swings with understatement and slushy propulsion... And his slower beats could corrupt youth.”

— Modern Drummer Magazine

Magri's band is smokin', with Duke Heitger, an incredible trumpet player with a bold, brassy, solid sound that practically knocks you off your chair... and Magri slamming home those bumps and rim-shots like Gene Krupa in 'Ball of Fire.”

— New Orleans Times Picayune

No question, one of the hottest shows you'll ever see is Ronnie Magri and his New Orleans Jazz Band... Magri recaptures the saucy French Quarter strip-club sound that kept the spirit of Storyville alive long after it closed down. In lesser hands, this project could have come across as corny and lame, but don't you worry! Magri and his boys pull it off with just the right attitude, style and hip-shakin' swing. ”

— Where Y'at Magazine New Orleans

Ronnie Magri and the Bourbon Shakers evoke the hot jazz bands that used to back the dancers and Magri's precise timing of brass and percussion to undulating movement, bumps and gyrations is a thing of raunchy beauty and a joy forever. ”

— New Orleans Times Picayune

The Tuscaloosa News lists "Shim Sham Revue" in the top six on "The A List of Southern Music.”
It's easy to picture the 'show' in your head listening to this one... And you won't want it to end with just Oyster Girl, but it does - and you still want more! ”

— Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society