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Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Artist Bio

Celebrating over 40 years since their founding in 1977, New Orleans-based Dirty Dozen Brass Band has taken the traditional foundation of brass band music and incorporated it into a blend of genres including Bebop Jazz, Funk and R&B/Soul. This unique sound, described by the band as a ‘musical gumbo,’ has allowed the Dirty Dozen to tour across 5 continents and more than 30 countries, record 12 studio albums and collaborate with a range of artists from Modest Mouse to Widespread Panic to Norah Jones. Forty-plus 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.

Roger Lewis – Baritone Saxophone/Vocals
Kevin Harris – Tenor Saxophone/Vocals
Gregory Davis – Trumpet/Vocals
Kirk Joseph – Sousaphone
TJ Norris – Trombone/Vocals
Julian Addison – Drums
Takeshi Shimmura – Guitar

The History of the 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.

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Tour Dates

Nov 11 2021
Blue Note Jazz Club
New York, NY
Nov 12 2021
Blue Note Jazz Club
New York, NY
Nov 13 2021
Blue Note Jazz Club
New York, NY
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Nov 14 2021
Blue Note Jazz Club
New York, NY
Mar 02 2022
Englert Theatre
Iowa City, IA
Mar 23 2022
Brooklyn Bowl Philly
Philadelphia, PA
Mar 25 2022
Jergel's Rhythm Grille
Warrendale, PA
Mar 26 2022
The Kent Stage
Kent, OH
Apr 13 2022
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Ft Lauderdale, FL
Jun 02 2022
iTHINK Financial Amphiteatre
West Palm Beach, FL
Jun 03 2022
MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Tampa, FL
Jun 05 2022
Daily's Place Amphitheater
Jacksonville, FL
Jun 07 2022
Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Alpharetta, GA
Jun 08 2022
PNC Music Pavilion
Charlotte, NC
Jun 10 2022
Jiffy Lube Live
Bristow, VA
Jun 11 2022
Coastal Credit Union Music Park At Walnut Creek
Raleigh, NC
Jun 13 2022
Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach, VA
Jun 14 2022
PNC Bank Arts Center
Holmdel, NJ
Jun 16 2022
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Saratoga Springs, NY
Jun 18 2022
Darien Lake Amphitheater
Darien Center, NY
Jun 19 2022
St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
Syracuse, NY
Jun 21 2022
Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Wantagh, NY
Jun 23 2022
BB&T Pavilion
Camden, NJ
Jun 25 2022
Xfinity Center
Mansfield, MA
Jun 26 2022
Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Gilford, NH
Jun 29 2022
Budweiser Stage
Toronto, Canada
Jul 04 2022
DTE Energy Music Theatre
Clarkston, MI
Jul 06 2022
Toledo Zoo Amphitheater
Toledo, OH
Jul 07 2022
Riverbend Music Center
Cincinnati, OH
Jul 09 2022
The Pavilion at Star Lake
Burgettstown, PA
Jul 10 2022
Van Andel Arena
Grand Rapids, MI
Jul 12 2022
Blossom Music Center
Cuyahoga Falls, OH



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