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 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.