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Dirty Dozen Brass Band

www.dirtydozenbrass.com

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

Aug 13 2022
Westville Music Bowl
New Haven, CT
Oct 08 2022
Skydeck
Nashville, TN
Oct 11 2022
The Hall
Little Rock, AR
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Oct 13 2022
Tannahill's Tavern & Music Hall
Fort Worth, TX
Oct 16 2022
Mobile Civic Center
Mobile, AL
Oct 22 2022
Tipitina's Uptown
New Orleans, LA
Nov 02 2022
Bergen Performing Arts Center
Englewood, NJ
Nov 03 2022
The Cabot
Beverly, MA
Nov 05 2022
Aura
Portland, ME
Dec 01 2022
Tampa Theatre
Tampa, FL
Dec 03 2022
Florida Theatre
Jacksonville, FL
Dec 08 2022
Variety Playhouse
Atlanta, GA
Dec 09 2022
Neighborhood Theatre
Charlotte, NC
Dec 13 2022
The Ramkat
Winston-salem, NC
Feb 01 2023
Texas Tech University Allen Theater
Lubbock, TX

News

03/19/2021

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

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band will be receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Bible of New Orleans Music and Culture, Offbeat at the “Best of the Beat” Awards this…

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08/06/2020

Livestream Today – Thursday, August 6th!

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07/30/2020

Livestream Today – Thursday, July 30th!

Stuart Murdoch of Belle & Sebastian Meditate with Stuart (recurring event) 8:30am ET https://www.facebook.com/belleandsebastian/   EOB In Isolation With... Every Thursday at 2pm ET on IGVT Ed will have a…

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