Join the Estey Organ Museum in welcoming the Buzzards Brass Band to First Baptist Church on Saturday, January 19th at 7:30 p.m. for a fun and lively Carnival Concert.
The Buzzards Brass Band is the official performing moniker of The New Orleans Brass Band Project, Southern VT, a collaborative music workshop based out of Brattleboro VT.
Buzzard Brass Band
The New Orleans Brass Band Project was founded in early 2009 by New Orleans native Pete Simoneaux, for the purpose of cultivating a community of musicians interested in performing traditional and contemporary New Orleans style Brass Band music. This is the music of jazz funerals and street parades in New Orleans, the style that gave birth to the careers of Buddy Bolden, Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, and whose lineage continues to this day in the funky, driving street rhythms of groups like the Dirty Dozen, the Rebirth, New Birth & Treme Brass Bands.
The Buzzards have become familiar to Brattleboro area audiences through their performances at numerous Gallery Walks, the Strolling of the Heifers, 4th of July parades, and a host of other local community events. The group is led by Pete Simoneaux on bass drum and vocals. Other core musicians include Tim Ellis of KidsPlayce on sousaphone, Stephen Voorhees on snare drum, Scott Sizer on trumpet, trombonists Dan DeWalt and Chuck Ober, saxophonists Ron Kelley, Frank Sansone, Jon Mack & Walter Slowinski, Jim Kurty on clarinet & saxophone, & Jeanushka Fishell on percussion.
This concert will also featureNed Phoenix playing electric violin and Jon Matthew Worrall playing the huge Estey pipe organ.
Over the past 25 years, the New Orleans Brass Band revival has exploded in popularity, to the point where it has become the dominant musical form in the city, embraced and performed by young and old alike. Bands such as the Rebirth, Hot 8, Soul Rebels and Stooges have people dancing in the streets and the clubs all day, and all night long, almost every day of the year. It is our hope to be able to bring some of this energy to northern New England, utilizing the abundant talents of the Brattleboro area musical community.
There is a $15 suggested donation at the door to support the work of the museum.
Buzzards Brass Band
Saturday, January 19, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
First Baptist Church
190 Main Street
$15 suggested donation