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Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Dirty Dozen Brass Band Plays On Highland This Month

For Release: September 12, 2013
For more information, contact: Newby's Memphis (901) 452-8408

Dirty Dozen Brass BandDirty Dozen Brass Band is set to perform live at Newby's. It is located on 539 South Highland, near the University of Memphis.

The concert takes place on Friday, September 20th, 2013. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. The band performs their first set at 10:30 p.m. and later with the second set at midnight.

An after-party follows after the concert. Tickets are available at Newby's and online via their website.

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band is a New Orleans brass band. The ensemble was established in 1977 by Benny Jones together with members of the Tornado Brass Band. The Dirty Dozen revolutionized the New Orleans brass band style by incorporating funk and bebop into the traditional New Orleans jazz style, and has been a major influence on the majority of New Orleans brass bands since.

From the beginning, the music of the Dirty Dozen was a departure from the traditional New Orleans brass band sound. As the band's popularity increased, the distance between them and more traditional groups only grew.

Their success inspired a resurgence of New Orleans' brass band music, both in the city and nationwide. The band was most influential in the 1980s, when they demonstrated by example that brass band music could be successful by moving beyond a type of music that risked stagnation as nothing more than a tourist attraction.

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