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    The Dirty Dozen Brass Band featuring Festival Expressions

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    September 18, 2013


    The Dirty Dozen Brass Band featuring Festival Expressions

    The Dirty Dozen Brass Band in its prime successfully mixed together R&B with the instrumentation of a New Orleans brass band. Featuring Kirk Joseph on sousaphone playing with the agility of an electric bassist, the group revitalized the brass band tradition, opening up the repertoire and inspiring some younger groups to imitate its boldness. Generally featuring five horns (two trumpets, one trombone, and two saxes) along with the sousaphone, a snare drummer, and a bass drummer, the DDBB was innovative in its own way, making fine recordings for Rounder, Columbia, and the George Wein Collection (the latter released through Concord). Guest artists have included Dr. John, Dizzy Gillespie, and Danny Barker. Unfortunately, the group became much more conventional over the years, still using R&B riffs but with a standard (and less distinctive) rhythm section. The DDBB re-emerged in 1999 with John Medeski as its producer, and many called the group's Buck Jump release a return to classic form. The group then returned in 2002 with yet another surprising album, Medicated Magic. Two years later, the band made their Artemis label debut with Funeral For A Friend. ~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide


    2001 15th Avenue South
    Birmingham, AL

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    18 years and over

    General Day and Time Info:

    Wednesday, Sep 18, 2013 8:30 PM CDT (8:00 PM Doors)- Thursday, Sep 19, 2013 1:00 AM CDT

    Phone: 205-933-1032

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