Stooges Brass Band

Stooges Brass Band

Brass-A-Holics

Sat, July 12, 2014

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

tickets available at the door $12 cash only

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Stooges Brass Band
Stooges Brass Band
The Stooges Brass Band has earned their rank as one of the elite brass bands in New Orleans. The band consistently provides a welcome blast of true New Orleans spirit engaging audiences with their innovative blend of traditional New Orleans brass sounds, contemporary jazz and hip-hop beats.
Emerging onto the scene in 1996, the Stooges Brass Band has gained notoriety as a full-blown musical party immersing the crowd in a cut-loose vibe that is contemporary yet deeply rooted in the culturally rich musical legacy of New Orleans. The band has shared the stage with: Ozomatli, Black Star (Mos Def & Talib Kweli), Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Shemekia Copeland, Pedrito Martinez Group, Galactic, Brownout, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave, Big Sam's Funky Nation, The Funky Meters, and Jessica Simpson, among others.
The band is undeniably one of the hardest working bands out of New Orleans, and their dedication to their craft has made an impact. The Stooges Brass Band victoriously battled for the title of "Red Bull Street Kings: Best Brass Band" (the subject of the documentary Brass Bands of New Orleans: Red Bull Street Kings). Along with this auspicious title, the band won a recording and mentorship session at the Red Bull Studios in California. You can watch the results of this project here: The Red Bull Studio Sessions. The band also received the award for "Best Contemporary Brass Band 2011" at the Big Easy Music Awards.
The Stooges Brass Band continues to tour performing at venues throughout the country and appearing at famed festivals such as New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Bonnaroo, South by Southwest, Utah Arts Festival, Discover Jazz, American Folk Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, , Great American Brass Band Festival, and more.
The Stooges Brass Band has also answered the call to serve as cultural ambassadors and were employed by the US Embassy to tour, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Other international appearances include the Edinburgh Jazz Festival, the Durham Brass Festival in the UK and Nuits D’Afrique, Tremblant Blues Festival in Canada.
Whether they're second-lining in the back streets of the Crescent City, or performing their spirited stage show, the Stooges Brass Band delivers an authentic New Orleans celebration.

Brass-A-Holics
Brass-A-Holics
Brass-A-Holics have introduced the genre of "Go-Go Brass Funk" to the time honored traditions, culture and music that have come out of the great city of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Bandleader and renowned Trombonist, Winston Turner, an alumni of the traditional Pinstripes Brass Band, and the contemporary Soul Rebels Brass Band, conceived the "Go-Go Brass Funk" genre with the goal of merging the unrivaled New Orleans brass sound with Washington DC's Go-Go groove and topping off his instrumental gumbo with keys and strings. Although there are differences in culture, style, and swagger within this band, the members of the Brass-A-Holics collectively bring to you a unified and unique sound that is unparalleled to anything you have ever heard. Where else can you hear Chuck Brown, Miles Davis, Nirvana, John Coltrane, Wham, Cyndi Lauper, Kanye West, and Louis Armstrong all in one set? Be warned that this sound is a powerful substance; both addictive and intoxicating.