The Tomcats Toe Tappin’ Dixieland Band

About Us

Whether it’s a company picnic, grand opening or a county fair, The Tomcats are just the ticket to keep your audience smiling. They play the tunes to please young and old alike. Combining the traditional sound of New Orleans jazz, fun sing-a-long favorites, and rousing marches & polkas they always get the crowd in the mood to party, and of course there’s always a special song or two just for the kids!  In addition, the band has a variety of wardrobe looks from formal to casual to coordinate with your theme.

The Tomcats were founded in 1993 to provide an outlet for our mutual love of traditional Dixieland Jazz. Together, the members of the band bring well over a century of professional performance experience to the group. You have probably heard us performing in some of the area’s finest big bands, pit orchestras, military bands and theme park shows.


The Tomcats are called on by some of the area’s biggest corporations to make their events memorable, but we enjoy working with small clubs and family groups just as well. Here is just a short list of some of the clients we’ve been honored to perform for:

The American Cancer Society • The New American Theater • Beach Street at Virginia Beach • Busch Gardens Williamsburg • Chesapeake Public Schools • Coliseum Central • Elderhostel • First Night of Williamsburg • FORD • Home Depot • J.C. Penny’s • Macy’s • The Madison County Fair •Merchants Square Williamsburg • Moonrise Bay Winery • Newport News Parks & Recreation • The Norfolk Education Foundation • The Norfolk Tides Baseball Team • Saint John’s Episcopal Church • The Shops at White Oak • The Suffolk Peanut Festival • The Virginia Beach Ampitheater • The Virginia State Fair • Westminster Canterbury • Williamsburg Landing • Windsor Meade • WVEC – TV • The Yorktown Riverwalk