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Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Zigaboo Modeliste and the New Aahkesstra, Harry Duncan

Fri, Jun 13, 2014

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$25.00

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Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Celebrating 40 years since their founding in 1977, New Orleans-based Dirty Dozen Brass Band has taken the traditional foundation of brass band music and incorporated it into a blend of genres including Bebop Jazz, Funk and R&B/Soul. This unique sound, described by the band as a ˜musical gumbo, has allowed the Dirty Dozen to tour across 5 continents and 30 countries, record 12 studio albums and collaborate with a range of artists from Modest Mouse to Widespread Panic to Norah Jones. Forty years later, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band is a world famous music machine whose name is synonymous with genre-bending romps and high-octane performances.

History of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band

In 1977, The Dirty Dozen Social and Pleasure Club in New Orleans began showcasing a traditional Crescent City brass band. It was a joining of two proud, but antiquated, traditions at the time: social and pleasure clubs dated back over a century to a time when black southerners could rarely afford life insurance, and the clubs would provide proper funeral arrangements. Brass bands, early predecessors of jazz as we know it, would often follow the funeral procession playing somber dirges, then once the family of the deceased was out of earshot, burst into jubilant dance tunes as casual onlookers danced in the streets. By the late '70s, few of either existed. The Dirty Dozen Social and Pleasure Club decided to assemble this group as a house band, and over the course of these early gigs, the seven-member ensemble adopted the venue's name: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band.
Zigaboo Modeliste and the New Aahkesstra
Harry Duncan
Harry Duncan produces and hosts In The Soul Kitchen, the popular, weekly Roots &
Rhythm radio show broadcast live on KCSM, the Bay Area’s jazz station.
Respected industry-wide as an innovator, Duncan serves up his own Roots & Rhythm
mix: a rich, danceable musical stew of soul, funk, blues, roots reggae, ska and jazz plus
African, Latin and select World music when spinning live and while In The Soul Kitchen.
This music mix gives concert and festival audiences, artists and promoters a welcome
alternative to the kinds of in-house music often played.
Duncan has appeared with a wide variety of artists including The Tedeschi-Trucks Band,
The Roots, George Clinton and P-Funk, Bonnie Raitt, Mavis Staples, Booker T, Cory
Henry, India.Arie, Trombone Shorty, Irma Thomas, Dr. John, The Original Meters,
Rebirth Brass Band, Dumpstaphunk, Antibalas, Femi Kuti, Bombino, Tower of Power,
Boz Scaggs, Alice Smith, Lizz Wright, Charlie Hunter, Steel Pulse, Madness and The
Specials.
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