The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
It’s Party Time at Our Mardi Gras Kickoff!
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.
This spring, we are joining forces with Cha Wa to celebrate Mardi Gras on the East coast! With these two traditions of the New Orleans brass band and Mardi Gras Indians coming together, this tour will bring the soul of the Big Easy to eleven different cities leading up to Mardi Gras 2019!