WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING...

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

Excellent music, beautiful package. ”

— Blue Suede News

This is a good jazz band playing 1920's standards, slow blues, and jump numbers to replicate the repertoire that a burlesque show might require...There's some superior musical talent on show. ”

— Juke Blues Magazine

With the bawdy-house horns and suggestive rhythms evidenced throughout this collection of classics, the "show" is palpable that I find myself missing it... and that might be this album's only shortcoming... This one's a keeper. ”

— Atomic Magazine