The Messy Cookers Jazz Band is one of the hottest new traditional jazz/swing groups in New Orleans. The band consists of 6 members, Alex Owen on trumpet, Russel Ramirez on trombone, Christopher Johnson on reeds, Benny Amon on drums, Tate Carson on bass, and David Bandrowski on guitar and banjo. The band was formed by Benny Amon and Alex Owen, who were both looking to play traditional jazz and swing music. Soon the band grew to include many other members on the scene. The band has played at the Maison, the Spotted Cat, Fritzels, Bacchanal, Melange, The Saint Hotel’s Burgundy Bar, Bamboula’s and other private events. The band can also play as a trio, quartet, or quintet if requested.