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Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Zigaboo Modeliste and the New Aahkesstra, Harry Duncan

Fri, June 13, 2014

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

$25.00

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Dirty Dozen Brass Band
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.

Thirty-five 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. They have revitalized the brass band in New Orleans and around the world, progressing from local parties, clubs, baseball games and festivals in their early years to touring nearly constantly in the U.S. and in over 30 other countries on five continents. The Dirty Dozen have been featured guests on albums by artists including David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Dr. John, Widespread Panic, Modest Mouse, Dave Matthews Band and the Black Crowes.
Zigaboo Modeliste and the New Aahkesstra
Harry Duncan
Harry Duncan integrates years of experience as a Bay Area-based live music producer and as producer and host of In The Soul Kitchen, the award-winning roots music radio show, into his dj-ing. Respected industry-wide as an innovator, Duncan spins a custom-tailored blend of all styles of soul, funk, r&b, blues, jazz, roots reggae, ska, Latin, African, World music and more.

Duncan has appeared with a wide variety of artists including The Roots, Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings, Trombone Shorty, Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples, Dr. John, Tower of Power, Warren Haynes, The Original Meters, Tedeschi-Trucks Band, India.Arie, Boz Scaggs, Charles Bradley, Femi Kuti, Madness and The Specials.
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