Laissez les bons temps rouler!Transport yourself to the center of a Mardi Gras celebration when New Orleans group Stooges Brass Band performs at the Artisphere Ballroom on Saturday, June 6 at 8 p.m. Known for their electrifying stage presence, Stooges Brass Band has earned their rank as one of the most elite and well known brass bands in New Orleans.
Emerging on the scene in 1996, Stooges Brass Band gained notoriety for delivering full-blown musical parties that are deeply rooted in the culturally rich musical legacy of New Orleans. They have shared the stage with artists like Black Star (Mos Def and Talib Kweli), Jessica Simpson, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals and performed at elite music festivals such as the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Bonnaroo, South by Southwest and the American Folk Festival. The Stooges Brass Band have also served as U.S. cultural ambassadors, hired to perform in Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to engage new audiences with their innovative blend of traditional New Orleans brass sounds, contemporary jazz and hip-hop beats. Most recently, the band’s music was featured on the soundtrack for Will Smith’s new film Focus.
Kicking off the night’s concert will be Washington, DC-based brass band Black Masala, who Washington Post has described as a “face-melting brass section [put] to work on rhythms as varied as Balkan beats, New Orleans jazz, indie rock and Appalachian roots music.”Buy Tickets
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Shake Your Brass Off! With Stooges Brass Band and Black Masala