Roman Street

Roman Street

 Daphne, Alabama, USA
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Guitarists and brothers Noah and Josh Thompson are Roman Street; specializing in improvisational fusion of Gypsy and Contemporary Jazz, Latin, and Nuevo Flamenco. A departure from the over-produced music that is out there today, they keep it simple—the beautifully organic sound of acoustic instruments played by talented people who love what they are doing.
With fans all over the world, a Billboard Top25 Song of the Year, and now the 4th studio album coming, RS continues to redefine jazz fusion

Biography

"The best show we have ever had!"

--Tamara Fuller, Proprietor, The Velvet Note | Atlanta's hottest Jazz Venue

"One of the coolest things about Roman Street is .. they hail from Coastal Alabama. That is so cool for bringing into California, or anywhere, flavors from elsewhere and Coastal Alabama just “tastes” good to my smooth jazz ears.  When brothers Joshua and Noah, 2 red hot flamencoists, and their full band made their Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival debut October 2013 we were blown away when they outsold ALL other bands CD’s at the JazzTrax store.  Obviously a lot of folk were experiencing them for the very first time, and HAD to have their CD.  When they returned as a duo in our Miss Liberty sternwheeler cruise on Big Bear Lake to open our 2014 JazzTrax Summer Music Festival, the impact was just as sweet.  So full band, or dueling duo, Roman Street I would suggest for any jazz festival or music festival since their sound goes far beyond just smooth jazz."
--Art Good, Producer of JazzTrax, Catalina Island and Big Bear Lake Jazz Festivals, and longest syndicated Jazz Radio Program in the US.

"...energetic yet soothing, intricate yet accessable. While the Latin and jazz influences are obvious, its appeal is broader.”
--Mobile Press Register

"...they stole the show. Even as a opening act, they had a near sell out crowd on their feet and wanting more of this extremely talented quintet."
--Chris Penton, Manager, Saenger Theatre, Mobile, AL.


Ensembles

Guitar Duo
Trio
 5-6 Piece Band

Roman Street is an internationally trained instrumental band specializing in improvisational fusion of Classical, Gypsy and Contemporary Jazz, Latin, Funk, and Nuevo Flamenco. A departure from the over-produced music that is out there today, they keep it simple—the beautifully organic sound of acoustic instruments played by talented people who love what they are doing.

Roman Street has opened concerts/festivals for international sensations George Benson, The Gipsy Kings, Ziggy Marley, Boney James, Dave Koz, The Rippingtons, Earl Klugh, Jesse Cook, Four Play, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band (New Orleans, LA.).

Notable performances and Radio Play: St. Lucia Jazz Festival, JazzTrax Catalina Island & Big Bear Lake Summer Jazz Festival (CA), Pensacola Jazz Festival (FL), The Hangout Music Festival (AL.), Seabreeze Jazz Festival (FL), Preserve Jazz Festival (AL), Yoshi's Oakland, Seaside, FL. Wine Festival,  SanDestin Wine Festival (FL) , BayFest (AL.), and two tours in central Europe.  International airplay on over 200 stations including Sirius XM Watercolors Satellite Radio and Music Choice Cable TV. 






Discography

Caravan (Single) 2012
Christmas Rhumba (2011)
Shorelines (2010)
Amore (2009)

"Caravan" voted Billboard's #24 song of the YEAR! (2012, Smooth jazz) Also charted up to #7 on Billboard Adult Contemporary Jazz Chart in July 2012 and top 20 on many other national charts with estimated audience size in the hundreds of thousands.
"Santa Lucia" (Shorelines) charted as high as #13 on Billboard and top 20 on many other (USA Today, Smoothjazz.com, etc.) National Charts

Many songs featured on XM Satelitte Radio, Music Choice (TV), and dozens of FM radio stations around the US. Also found on many internet radio stations based in Europe and pandora.