from The Seattle Times:

Everyone should experience Mardi Gras at least once, but if a trip to New Orleans isn’t in the cards, rest assured that the Dirty Dozen Brass Band is bringing a potent jolt of Crescent City soul to Seattle.

A New Orleans institution for more than 30 years, the Dirty Dozen revolutionized the brass-band tradition in the late 1970s by adding a bracing shot of bebop into an already savory musical gumbo. Born out of the Fairview Baptist Church Marching Band (a program created by the great banjoist and rhythm guitarist Danny Barker when he returned to New Orleans after decades as a top player on the New York jazz scene), the Dirty Dozen soaked up brass-band history while rubbing shoulders with jazz legends. The band, which tours as an eight-piece combo, plays Neumo’s on Thursday.

Continue reading at The Seattle Times.

Seattle Jazz, Seattle Times