Rebirth Brass Band
The Rebirth was one of the seminal bands of the nouveau New Orleans brass band movement. And 30 years after its founding, its roiling blend of NOLA tradition, jazz, soul, R&B, and occasional hip hop sizzles over a hotbed of high-energy, funkified second line beats. It continues to be led by brotherly co-founders Phil and Keith Frazier, on tuba and bass drum respectively, abetted by a talented krewe notably including trumpeter Glen Andrews, trombonist Corey Henry, and Derrick Tabb on snare. The Rebirth won a Grammy for its latest, 2011's Rebirth of New Orleans, a raucous assortment of originals (scorching instrumentals, party anthems with chant-along choruses), euphoric covers of standards ("Exactly Like You"), Trombone Shorty, and Dave Bartholomew, plus the ridiculously infectious brass band-Mardi Gras Indian summit "Let's Go Get 'Em." One of Rebirth's many albums is called We Come to Party. Take them at their word.
Thu., June 6, 7 & 9 p.m., 2013
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