THE QUINTESSENTIAL NEW ORLEANS 2nd LINE ART FORM with a BIG APPLE TWIST
The Jambalaya Brass Band has been a mainstay of the New York music scene for over 20 years. It was founded by Ric Frank for the 100th anniversary of the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. Since its beginnings the band has released 3 critically acclaimed CDs:On The Funky Side and It's A Jungle Out There charted in the top 5 of the CMJ charts, and Habana To New Orleans was in the first round of balloting of the 2019 Grammys. They continue to receive airplay on over 80 broadcast radio stations as well as Sirius XM radio. The Jambalaya Brass Band has performed in a wide array of high-profile settings, including a commercial for that historic alcoholic spirit, Southern Comfort; soundtrack for the movie Where The Wild Things Are; halftime at Madison Square Garden for the NY Knicks and NY Liberty, as well as the funeral for the old Coney Island, and the band led a 2nd line across the Brooklyn Bridge with Dancing Man 504. Major club dates in New York City have included B. B. King Blues Club, the Blue Note, the Brooklyn Bowl, and S.O.B.'s; and in New Orleans at D.B.A. and the Louisiana Music Factory.
The band brings the energy and the spirit of a New Orleans 2nd line to a myriad of occasions. Whether at a restaurant or club, a music festival, a wedding or birthday party, the Jambalaya Brass Band inspires their audiences to become the "second line", the traditional dance which historically follows a brass band through the streets of the city. The Jambalaya Brass Band has performed for such a varied array of events, including a commercial for that historic alcoholic spirit, Southern Comfort, led a 2nd line across the Brooklyn Bridge with Dancing Man 504 and halftime at Madison Square Garden for the NY Knicks.
New Orleans music Luminaries, such as Kirk Joseph, Phil Frazier and Raymond "Dr. Rackle" Williams have raved about the Jambalaya Brass Brand;
"Jambalaya Brass Band, New York's finest!"
Kirk Joseph, Sousaphone & Founding member of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band
"Jambalaya Brass band has a new flavor and a hell of a sound!"
Phil Frazier, tuba/leader-Rebirth Brass Band
"The spicy concoction of the Jambalaya Brass Band is deeply rooted in the New Orleans tradition."
Raymond Williams, aka Dr. Rackle, Trumpet player with Hot 8 and Treme Brass Bands
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