Jambalaya Brass Band to Celebrate Mardi Gras at SOBs

Top Quote Jambalaya could stand side-by-side with any New Orleans brass band in terms of sheer exuberance and energy a party from start to finish. End Quote
  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) February 08, 2017 - Jambalaya Brass Band will be celebrating Mardi Gras on Fat Tuesday - February 28th, 2017 at SOB's, 294 Varick Street in New York City with shows at 8:00 and 10:00pm. Well known as the premiere venue not only for World Music, but all genres, in New York City and the world over SOB's purpose is to expose the musical wealth and heritage of roots music to as many people as possible.

    Both of Jambalaya Brass Band's CDs, It's a Jungle Out There and On the Funky Side, resulted in heavy broadcast radio rotation nationwide, as well as countless national and worldwide Internet radio stations, and charted in the top five of the CMJ Charts, JazzWeek and The Roots Music Report Charts. This tight and tasty ensemble is the ultimate New Orleans party band which On the Funky Side reaffirms yet again with style and gusto, and Jambalaya Brass Band live is a flat-out riotous celebration.

    At SOBs, along with tunes from On the Funky Side and their previous successful CD It's a Jungle Out There, Jambalaya Brass Band will be performing other original New Orleans party and 2nd line favorites. The band's foundation will be provided by Ralph Hamperian on sousaphone, Glenn Healy on snare drum and Sam Merrick on bass drum and cymbal. This rhythm section cooks on high octane, so be sure to wear your dancing shoes! Filling out this tasty gumbo and adding the spice on top will be the trombone, vocals and percussion of Curtis Fowlkes, the trumpets, vocals and percussion of Steve Gluzband and Willie Olenick, and the tenor sax, vocals and percussion of leader and founder Ric Frank, an alumnus of the Duke Ellington Orchestra.

    " Jambalaya could stand side-by-side with . . . any New Orleans brass band in terms of sheer exuberance and energy . . . a party from start to finish."-Henry Smith for All About Jazz

    The Jambalaya Brass Band is a group of seasoned musical pros from a variety of impressive previous musical settings as diverse as the Duke Ellington Orchestra to the Lounge Lizards, yet they have a knack for integrating these disparate musical experiences into one dynamic setting. These seasoned New York purveyors of authentic American 'roots' music play a delightful spicy musical gumbo of New Orleans fare influenced by the likes of Buddy Bolden, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Rebirth and Dirty Dozen brass bands, straight through to the heights of their own modern sounds that incorporate elements of R&B, Gospel, Funk, Latin and Be-bop. They embody the history of the best American music of the last hundred years while at the same time suggesting a prescient trajectory of America's musical future. The Band's arrangements are original and innovative while the playing is simultaneously precise and spontaneous, yet all is conceived with imagination and wit. After-all, this is New Orleans party music and Jambalaya Brass Band is always a joyous musical celebration as they have proven on many occasions. Playing both On the Funky Side and It's a Jungle Out There at a party is a sure bet, and seeing these talented players live really brings the party directly home to you.

    Show Time: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at 8:00pm and 10:00pm
    Location: SOB's -- 294 Varick Street in NYC (212) 243-4940 -- www.sobs.com

    Visit Jambalaya Brass Band on the Web at: www.jambalayabrassband.com

    Contact: Janet Castiel, Redwood Entertainment Inc., (212) 543-9998, info ( @ ) redwoodentertainment dot com, www.redwoodentertainment.com

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