Stanton Moore

Origin: New Orleans, Louisiana

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Genres: Blues-Rock, jazz funk drummer

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Stanton Moore (born July 9, 1972) is a funk, jazz and rock drummer reared in Metairie in Jefferson Parish in suburban New Orleans, Louisiana. Most widely known as a founding member of Galactic, Moore has also pursued a solo recording career (beginning with his 1998 debut All Kooked Out!) and recorded with bands as diverse as jazz-funk keyboardist Robert Walter and heavy metal act Corrosion of Conformity.

Moore is, and always has been, an in-demand session drummer. He is also a member of guitarist and songwriter Anders Osborne’s recording and touring band (the latter when his own schedule accommodates it) and appeared on his celebrated albums American Patchwork in 2010 and Black Eye Galaxy in 2012. Moore also appeared with Galactic and in other settings on the HBO television drama Treme.

Since Hurricane Katrina, Moore has helped start and participates in the Tipitina’s Foundation workshop for students, providing young people an opportunity to learn, play and perform with professional musicians.

Moore has collaborated with Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and Boots Riley of the Coup on a project under the name Street Sweeper Social Club, which released an album on June 16, 2009. He has often played around New Orleans with a revolving cast of musicians, billed as Moore & More.

In 2015, Allen Toussaint passed away, leaving the entire city of New Orleans–and much of the music world–in shock. Moore’s trio (including pianist David Torkanowsky and bassist James Singleton) shelved their own record plans and immediately went to work selecting material and writing arrangements of material from Toussaint’s immense repertoire. They also enlisted help from an elite cast of Crescent City all-stars and completed an album, titled With You in Mind: The Songs of Allen Toussaint, released  this last July.

K-ZAP is now playing a track from this album, “Everything I Do Now Gone Be Funky,” on 93.3 FM and streaming at K-ZAP.ORG/LISTEN/

Moore also travels internationally to teach New Orleans drumming, writes a regular column for drumming magazines, and releases instructional books and videos.


Solo albums

All Kooked Out! (1998)
Flyin’ the Koop (2002)
III (2006)
Emphasis! (On Parenthesis) (2008)
Groove Alchemy (2010)
Conversations (2014)
With You In Mind (2017) 2CD

With Galactic

Coolin’ Off (1996)
Crazyhorse Mongoose (1999)
Late for the Future (2000)
We Love ‘Em Tonight: Live at Tipitina’s (2001)
Vintage Reserve (2003)
Ruckus (2003)
From the Corner to the Block (2007)
Ya-Ka-May (2010)
Carnivale Electricos (2012)
Into the Deep (2015)