Dirty Dozen Brass Band at the Mint in LA on July 25th
I posted last month about the Rebirth Brass Band and other New Orleans style brass bands. One of longest running brass bands around is the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. I’ve seen them many times live, and every time I’m blown away. They recently released the album Twenty Dozen, celebrating 35 years as a group. The album was released on Savoy Jazz label and was produced by Scott Billington, a veteran producer of amazing Louisiana music, who has also produced the Soul Rebels Brass Band out of New Orleans! The Dirty Dozen Brass band began as a house band for the Dirty Dozen Social and Pleasure Club in the famous New Orleans neighborhood of Treme in 1977. Eventually becoming a widely known band on their own, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band changed the sound of traditional New Orleans brass bands by incorporating funk and bebop into the traditional style. They are now on tour supporting this work, and I’m telling you, you need to catch a show. It is truly American music at its finest – part of a deep heritage. They are hitting up all the summer festivals and definitely playing in a town near you. I’m pumped because they are going to be at my favorite LA club, The Mint, next Wednesday, July 25th, with Stanton Moore, the drummer from New Orleans’ funk-jam band Galactic. The Mint is truly one of the only clubs in LA that consistently features the best in roots, jazz, funk, and Louisiana music. Check out their calendar if you live in LA. This summer is going to be amazing – I’ll be there plenty I know.
Back to the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Here’s a great video of them jamming out with the song “John The Revelator”:
Here is a link to the Dirty Dozen Brass Band tour schedule. Please check them out! If you do, come back and let me know what you thought. I promise you won’t be disappointed.