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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

Feb 01 2023
Texas Tech University Allen Theater
Lubbock, TX
Feb 09 2023
Lillian S. Wells Hall at The Parker
Ft Lauderdale, FL
Feb 18 2023
The Paramount
Huntington, NY
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Mar 08 2023
Space
Evanston, IL
Jul 06 2023
Blue Note Jazz Club
New York, NY
Jul 07 2023
Blue Note Jazz Club
New York, NY
Jul 08 2023
Blue Note Jazz Club
New York, NY
Jul 09 2023
Blue Note Jazz Club
New York, NY

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!

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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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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