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Founded in 1990  by Band leader/drummer  Tom Wiggins  the band has evolved into one of the Most Well respected New Orleans Musical bands in the World.   They have toured Europe extensively at many of the major Jazz & Blues Festivals and have performed with almost all the major Stars of Jazz & Blues,opening shows, playing between shows and headlining shows and festivals as well.    Always a stellar lineup of high caliber and very versatile musicians to suit the discriminate tastes around the World.  Tom tailors the bands shows to the specific requests of the Event producers that hire them and always delivers exactly what they want.

This Band will and has traveled anywhere depending upon the budget,and expenses for travel.  They will be happy to customize the music to suit Your particular needs and styles and their extreme versatility stems from the multi-talented expertise of many of their core members who are master musicians on several instruments.   We can also divide the group into two smaller units for multiple shows on the same days without sacrificing any quality.

We Offer a variety of Shows,  Traditional Jazz Preservation Hall Jazz Band Style , High Energy Brass Marching Band, Cajun/Country & Zydeco Show, Traditional Gospel Show, and a High energy Variety show of Caribbean, Afro Cuban, Latin, Salsa songs,  Swing Dance Band Music, R&B Soul Classics.  We perform for Parades, Corporate events,Concerts, Festivals, Weddings, Funerals, Gala's, Fundraisers, Dances, Bar B Ques & Parties & Picnics too.  Church Musical performances and any thing else you can think of.   We are Acoustic and totally Mobile or we can go electric with great vocals and do stage shows as well.

Events always get much more for their money with this act because of our versatility and the fact that we can and will perform up to three shows per day if they are close enough together in a region, and have a breather space between them.  A 75 to 90 minute daytime performance and another evening performance are ideal but we can do three 45- 60 minutes shows if it works better for your events.

The Perfect act to entertain your audience between Major Star acts, or to open the shows for them and energize the audience, or bring us in for the late night after concert party.   We are very flexible.

Just a few of the Great artists we have performed with include:
Phil Collins, James Brown, Van Morrison, B.B King, Taj Mahal, Patti Labelle, Dionne Warwick, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Chaka Kahn, Al Jerreau, Ike Turner Review, Solomon Burke, The Commodores, The Gypsy Kings, Fats Domino, Bo Diddley, The Gospel Hummingbirds, The Soul Stirrers, John Faddis, Marlena Shaw,  Slide Hampton, Chick Correa, Gonzalo Rubicano, Herbie Hancock, Buddy Guy, Michel Camillo, Dave Holland, Joe Zawinul, Clarence Trent D'Arby, Buddy Miles, Dianna Krall, Manhatten Transfer, Dianne Shur,  The Family Stone, Tower of Power, War, Wilson Pickett, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Ted Curson, Percy Sledge, Calvin Owens Big Blues Band, Studebaker John & The Nighthawks, The Mingus Big Band, Maria Schneider Big Band, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Buddy Miles, Johnny Adams, Chick Willis, Dwight Edwards, Gerald Albright,Antonio Ciacco, Charlie Wilson, Maxine Nightengale, Lisa Haley & The Zydekats, Al Rapone, Mark St. Mary,  Bruce Gordon & Gator Beat,  and countless European Jazz greats.

Prior to forming Saint Gabriels, Celestial Brass Band in 1990, Band Leader Tom Wiggins had a great career working as an agent or manager or promoter for many great artists, such as  George Jones & Tammy Wynette, Buck Owens, Mel Tillis, Red Sovine, George Morgan, Little Jimmy Dickens, Mickey Gilley, Merle Haggard, Ernest Tubb, Kitty Wells, John Lee Hooker, Albert Collins, Hank Ballard and the Midnighters, The Coasters,Bo Diddley, The Drifters, Janice Joplin, Cal Tjader, Vince Giraldi, The Steve Miller Band, Jefferson Airplane,Malo, The Chambers Brothers, Spirit, Norman Greenbaum, Boston,Charlie Musselwhite, and many others.    

Our Corporate Clients say a lot about the respect and Quality of this band.   Twitter, Yahoo, Google, The Real Real, Sysco, Method, Princess House, Genomic company, Blackhawk Plaza, Neiman Marcus, Broadway Plaza Shopping center Walnut Creek, Sun Valley Mall, City of Orinda, City of Oakland, Bank of America, US Bank, City of Tiburon, City of Moscow, North Star Ski Resort, and others....   Great Festivals we have performed for: include,  The North Sea Jazz Festival, Pori Jazz Festival, Getxo Jazz Festival, Vitoria Jazz Festival, Oh Jazz Be Goode Festival,Lecce Jazz Festival,Luceren Blues Festival, Martinez Blues festival, Martinez Craft Beer festival,Calif. State College Fresno Foundation, Red Bluff Crawdad Festival, Moscow Centennial Celebration, Indiana State Fair, Alameda County Fair, Amador County Fair, Marin County Fair, Fort Mason, Tiburon Library, Crocker art  Center, Gavilan College, Ventura County Fair, San Francisco Pride Parade,City of Citrus Heights Parade, City of Manteca Parade, City of Arroyo Grande, City of Sonoma Parade, City of Niles Parade, city of Coalinga, Garden Court Hotel, Marriott Hotels,  Jackson Rancheria Casino,  Gloria Ferrer Winery, Paraduxx Winery, Duckhorn winery, Kunde Estates Winery, Annadel Estate winery,  Concannon Winery, Sebastiani Winery, Wente Winery, Frog's Leap Winery, Kenwood Winery, CBS Radio Naughty Gras, Cal Expo,  Northstar Ski Resorts, Kohl Mansion, Belmont Mansion, Rossmoor Arts Center, Marin City 1/2 Marathon,  and many many more.  Private Fundraisers, Celebrity Funerals, and special events of all kinds.