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Jambalaya Brass Band
Jambalaya Brass Band - Ossining Matters


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 Brass Band
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Sonindo Arrasando
Sonido Arrasando
Sonido Arrasando is a new, innovative Afro-Cuban jazz group that plays exciting repertoire ranging from the contemporary sounds of Orlando "Maraca" Valle to the masters such as Mario Bauza, Miguelito Valdes, Clare Fischer, and Chick Corea. Sonido Arrasando tiene el sabor Latino.

The band is led by world class flutist Ric Frank, who has been performing Latin music for over 40 years. His first Latin gig was with Chino y Conjunto Melao at Town Hall in New York, backing up Latin luminaries Ishmael Quintana and Ishmael Rivera. Ric continued to work with Conjunto Melao for several years. Since then Ric has performed with Louis Ramirez, Bobby Rodriguez y Nueva Compania, Ray Santos' Caribbean Music Experience, Henry Fiol y Corazon, Chi Hua Hua's Orchestra Metropolitana, and has shared the stage with Alfredo "Chocolate" Armenteros, Dave Valentine, Larry Harlow, Alfredo de la Fey, Oscar Hernandez, Arturo O'Farrill, and Armando Manzanero, to name a few.

Ric has studied flute with Joaquin Oliveros in Cuba, Maricio Smith, Jeremy Steig, Julius Baker, and Samuel Baron. His percussion studies have been with Cuban master Jose Eladio Amat and Conjunto Folklorico Nacional de Cuba.

.The instrumentation of Sonido Arrasando is: flute, alto flute, Eb soprano flute, piccolo, piano, bass, and drum set.
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Ric Frank Group

Multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, composer-arranger, songwriter, and producer Ric Frank has been leading jazz groups in New York City since 1975, playing world-famous venues such as The Blue Note, Folk City, Jazz Forum, and Ali's Alley. Ric's work has been shaped by his studies with musical greats Frank Foster, Sam Rivers, Jeremy Steig, Steve Grossman, Lenny Pickett, Perry Robinson, Julius Baker, Samuel Baron, Dr. Michael White, and Jamey Aebersold. Ric's compositions have garnered multiple Meet the Composer awards, ASCAP Plus Awards and a Just Plain Folks Music Award. In addition to original compositions, Ric's groups present a variety of jazz classics.

For the current edition Ric has assembled a group of seasoned professional: Omar Kabir - trumpet, trombone, euphonium, and didgeridoo; Gordon Radford - piano; Ratzo Harris - 6-string bass; Bob DeMeo - drums.

Ric Frank -- soprano, alto, tenor saxophones, flute, alto flute, piccolo, Eb soprano flute, clarinet, and bass clarinet. Ric has performed with The Duke Ellington Orchestra, Rashid Ali, Perry Robinson, Ray Santos Caribbean Music Experience, Louis Ramirez, Steve Tintweiss, Armando Manaznero, and Yolandita Monge.

Omar Kabir - trumpet, trombone, euphonium, and didgeridoo. Omar has played with David Murray Big Band, Cecil Taylor Orchestra, Jimmy Heath Big Band, Charlie Haden's Liberation Orchestra, Jimmy Owens Big Band, Cirque du Soleil, and was an original cast member of Fame, the musical.

Gordon Radford - piano. Gordon has performed with Donald Byrd, David Sanborn, Eric Clapton. Gordon was a faculty member at Berkeley School of Music.

Razto Harris - 6 string bass. Ratzo has recorded with Denny Zeitlin, Mose Allison, Ken Werner, Janet Lawson, Jane Ira Bloom, Royce Campbell, Connie Crothers, and Mike Nock.

Bob DeMeo - drums. Bob has performed with Ted Curson, Eartha Kitt, Steve Lacy, Mal Waldron, Joe Lee Wilson, Junior Cook, Freddie Hubbard, Johnny Griffin, Jackie McLean, Michel Petrucciani, Shelia Jordan, Slide Hampton, Charles McPherson, and Barney Kessel.

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Times Trio