Ian Gray established the Ocean Avenue Stompers in 2016 with the intent of bringing together the baddest horn players he’s worked with over the years. Gray spent his 21st birthday in NOLA, and came back with an itch to bring that vibe and sound to his musical communities of Asbury Park, Philadelphia, and beyond.
The Ocean Avenue Stompers are comprised of a rotating cast of musicians and friends Gray has met along his journey. All of these players are industry professionals, in high demand, so the Stompers have a new face every time they perform. That adds to the magic of providing the audience with a truly unique experience at every performance, while the musicians showcase their improvisational and off-the-cuff chops.