Brass Band

Sporty’s Brass Band

Sun, 08/06/23
Based in New Orleans, Louisiana, Sporty's Brass Band is led by troombonist Maurice "Sprty" Craig, a one-time member of the Stooges Brass Band, and has has quickly earned a reputation as a premiere band to see for heart-pounding energy and uncontrollable dancing, and have to... Read more

Soul Rebels

Sun, 08/06/23
The Soul Rebels, or the Soul Rebels Brass Band, are one of the city’s most veteran – yet absolutely contemporary – brass bands, incorporating hip-hop, soul, straight-ahead jazz, rock, and pure pop into the brass band framework. They’ve been described by The Village Voice as... Read more

Soul Brass Band

Sun, 08/06/23
Soul Brass Band is the brainchild of percussionist and raconteur Derrick “Smoker” Freeman, aided and abetted by Billboard-charting saxophonist and vocalist James Martin and a band of all-star New Orleans musicians, including Terrance Taplin, Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown, and ... Read more

Secret Six Jazz Band

Sun, 08/06/23
The Secret Six Jazz Band took shape during the pandemic, when, with clubs shut down,  a core group of six musicians (members of the Smoking Time Jazz Band) took their instruments to parks, parking lots, on porches – anywhere to keep the music playing and keep up the spirits... Read more

Rebirth Brass Band

Sat, 08/05/23
The Rebirth Brass Band is aptly named: the Grammy-winning group has led the New Orleans brass band revival over the past 30-plus years, and has become one of the city’s most treasured institutions along the way. With hits like “Feel Like Funkin’ It Up” and “Do Whatcha Wanna... Read more

Preservation Brass

Sat, 08/05/23
Preservation Brass is the resident brass band affiliated with the venerable Preservation Hall. While Preservation Hall’s mainstay jazz band focuses on traditional New Orleans jazz (and accompanying instrumentation, including banjo, piano, etc.) the Preservation Brass ensemb... Read more

Original Pinettes Brass Band

Sat, 08/05/23
The Original Pinettes Brass Band are perhaps the world’s only all-female brass band. Founded in 1991 at a local all-girls Catholic high school, The Original Pinettes have performed at venues and festivals around the city and, eventually, around the world. Christy Jourdain l... Read more

New Breed Brass Band

Sat, 08/05/23
The New Breed Brass Band comes by their expertise genetically: Leader Jenard Andrews is the son of trumpeter James “Twelve” Andrews and his uncle is world-wide phenom Trombone Shorty. Indeed, it took some coaching from Shorty to goad the New Breed into finding their own sou... Read more

Marigny Street Brass Band

Sat, 08/05/23
The Marigny Street Brass Band is the brainchild of drummer and tuba master Rickey Caesar, and the double-whacked combo of a four-piece power horn front and a funky, New Orleans-rooted rhythm section create an unmistakable energy. The band covers the gamut from Crescent City... Read more

Leroy Jones

Fri, 08/04/23
Trumpeter Leroy Jones has embodied the spirit of New Orleans traditional jazz for over fifty years. His musicianship and dedication to forwarding the traditional jazz genre has won him an enthusiastic following around the world and induction into the New Orleans Jazz Hall o... Read more

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