Stanton Moore Biography

9 July 1972, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Playing drums from an early age, Moore drew upon several aspects of the rich music scene of New Orleans. Based in the city, in the early 90s he played regularly with Galactic, a funk band for which his assertive drum style was admirably suited. Meanwhile, Moore was studying music and business at Loyola University and soon after graduating, he and Galactic embarked on a US tour and eventually, during the band’s decade-long existence, world tours. Among other musicians with whom he worked while with Galactic were guitarist Charlie Hunter and saxophonist Skerik and he later played in a trio (Garage A Trois) with these two artists. In the early 00s he was heard mainly leading his own bands, including Moore And More, but also played in Garage A Trois, with Hunter, Skerik and vibraphone player Mike Dillon, and in the New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars. In his own groups, Moore has worked with Hammond B3 player Robert Walter and guitarist Will Bernard.

Moore’s repertoire includes elements of soul, which add depths to the jazz funk core of his music. On 2006’s III he responded to the effects Hurricane Katrina had upon his home town with Led Zeppelin’s ‘When The Levee Breaks’ and Abdullah Ibrahim’s ‘Water From An Ancient Well’. In addition to his other activities, Moore is also involved in education, teaching privately and conducting clinics.

Source: The Encyclopedia of Popular Music by Colin Larkin. Licensed from Muze.

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