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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

Jun 27 2021
The Grey Eagle
Asheville, NC
Jul 21 2021
Daily's Place Amphitheater
Jacksonville, FL
Jul 23 2021
Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Alpharetta, GA
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Jul 24 2021
Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN
Jul 26 2021
PNC Music Pavilion
Charlotte, NC
Jul 27 2021
Coastal Credit Union Music Park At Walnut Creek
Raleigh, NC
Jul 29 2021
Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach, VA
Jul 30 2021
Jiffy Lube Live
Bristow, VA
Aug 01 2021
PPL Center
Allentown, PA
Aug 02 2021
PNC Bank Arts Center
Holmdel, NJ
Aug 05 2021
Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Wantagh, NY
Aug 07 2021
Six Flags Darien Lake
Darien Center, NY
Aug 08 2021
St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
Syracuse, NY
Aug 10 2021
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Saratoga Springs, NY
Aug 12 2021
Xfinity Center
Mansfield, MA
Aug 14 2021
Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Gilford, NH
Aug 15 2021
Mohegan Sun Arena
Uncasville, CT
Aug 26 2021
Budweiser Gardens
London, Canada
Aug 27 2021
Budweiser Stage
Toronto, Canada
Aug 29 2021
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Tinley Park, IL
Sep 02 2021
DTE Energy Music Theatre
Clarkston, MI
Sep 04 2021
The Pavilion at Star Lake
Burgettstown, PA
Sep 05 2021
Toledo Zoo Amphitheater
Toledo, OH
Sep 08 2021
Riverbend Music Center
Cincinnati, OH
Sep 09 2021
Blossom Music Center
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Sep 12 2021
Van Andel Arena
Grand Rapids, MI
Sep 14 2021
Starlight Theatre
Kansas City, MO
Sep 15 2021
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Maryland Heights, MO
Sep 27 2021
Ball Arena
Denver, CO
Sep 29 2021
USANA Amphitheatre
West Valley City, UT
Oct 01 2021
Spokane Arena
Spokane, WA
Oct 02 2021
White River Amphitheatre
Auburn, WA
Oct 05 2021
Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
Ridgefield, WA
Oct 08 2021
North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
Chula Vista, CA
Oct 09 2021
The Forum
Los Angeles, CA
Oct 11 2021
Save Mart Center
Fresno, CA
Oct 14 2021
Toyota Amphitheatre
Wheatland, CA
Oct 16 2021
AK Chin Pavilion
Phoenix, AZ
Oct 19 2021
Irving Music Factory
Irving, TX
Oct 23 2021
Smoothie King Center
New Orleans, LA
Mar 25 2022
Warrendale, PA
Mar 26 2022
The Kent Stage
Kent, OH



Dirty Dozen Brass Band – Best of the Beat Lifetime Achievement Honorees

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