Miss Nola & The Pistol Packers

Performing the Music of the Roaring 20's

The music of Louis Armstrong, Gershwin, Joplin, Porter,

Josephine Baker, Annette Hanshaw, Edith Piaf,

 Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, to name a few...


Maestro Curtis, band leader, composer, arranger, keys and vocals

Nola Curtis, on vocals,  as a mysterious woman with a past, it is rumored that she is the infamous woman on the run, Cyd Qurtisse, the leader of the Q Gang - who will only answer to, "Miss Nola"

Larry Douglas, on trumpet, flugel horn, reeds, woodwinds

Tim Merritt, soprano sax, reeds, woodwinds. Former banker, on the

Richard Warren, upright bass, drums

Winfred Williams, on drums, percussions




A group of Sacramento State University film students created a teaser for a documentary on Maestro and his family. This bit of footage covers Maestro and Nola's work at a "speakeasy"

in San Francisco called Club 1923.

Produced By Eric Pace, Directed by Raymond Porter, Director of Photography Ale Hernandez