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Dirty Dozen Brass Band Sign With Savoy Jazz, New Album "Twenty Dozen" Set for Release May 1st

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Band Celebrates Its 35th Anniversary With Live Dates Including BAM Residency With Dr. John & Headlining Jazz Fest

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 27, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — Exactly thirty five years ago born in the New Orleans neighborhood of Treme, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band revolutionized the New Orleans brass band by incorporating funk and bebop into the traditional style. Anchored by original members Roger Lewis, Kevin Harris, Gregory Davis, Efrem Towns and Kirk Joseph, the band has signed with Savoy Jazz who will help celebrate their auspicious anniversary with the release of “TWENTY DOZEN"—an all new eleven track album which will be released on May 1st. Produced by Scott Billington at The Music Shed in New Orleans, the album showcases the Dirty Dozen Brass Band's quintessential sound mixed with a heady Caribbean flavor. The band will embark on a series of tour dates including a three night BAM residency in Brooklyn with Dr. John and a triumphant series of shows in their native New Orleans culminating in a very special album release/35th anniversary reunion concert at the Temple on April 28th and a featured slot at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on May 3rd.

Born under the auspices of the Dirty Dozen Social and Pleasure Club in 1977, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band were a seven member ensemble who started out as the house band and eventually broke through the boundaries of the traditional brass band to evolve into a highly lauded world-renowned musical force. With several incarnations throughout the years, the band now consists of Gregory Davis (trumpet, vocals), Roger Lewis (baritone, soprano sax), Kevin Harris (tenor saxophone), Efrem Towns (trumpet, flugelhorn), Kirk Joseph (sousaphone), Terence Higgins (drums), and Kyle Roussel (keyboard). Former member Jake Eckert (guitar) is featured throughout “TWENTY DOZEN."

Says Roger Lewis: “It's a big old musical gumbo, and that probably made the difference, separating us from other brass bands out of New Orleans. It put a different twist on the music. We were not trying to change anything, we were just playing the music we wanted to play and not stay in one particular bag."

“Twenty Dozen" track listing:

Tomorrow
Jook
Best Of All
Git Up
Don't Stop The Music
We Gon' Roll
Trippin' Inside A Bubble
Paul Barbarin's Second Line
E-Flat Blues
When The Saints Go Marching In
Dirty Old Man

Confirmed tour dates

3/31 - Ft. Lauderdale - New Times Beerfest4/4 - New Orleans, LA - Wednesdays at LaFayette Square4/6 - Shreveport, LA - Fatty Arbuckle's4/12 - Brooklyn, NY - BAM Residency with Dr. John4/13 - Brooklyn, NY - BAM Residency with Dr. John4/14 - Brooklyn, NY - BAM Residency with Dr. John4/20 - Little Rock, AR - Sticky Fingerz4/21 - Vicksburg, MS - Vicksburg Riverfest4/26 - New Orleans, LA - Tipitina's4/28 - New Orleans, LA - The Temple - 35th Anniversary Reunion Concert4/29 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues4/30 - New Orleans, LA - Tipitina's Instruments A Comin' Benefit5/3 - New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival - Main Stage5/4 - New Orleans, LA - d.b.a.5/17 - Gulf Shores, AL - Hangout Music Festival5/24 - Kansas City, MO - Crossroads5/26 - Cedar Rapids, IA - Legion Arts CSPS Hall5/27 - Chillicothe, IL - Summer Camp 20126/1 - Fall River, MA - The Narrows Center for the Arts6/2 - Augusta, NJ - Crawfish Festival6/10 - Vienna, VA - Louisiana Swamp Romp - Wolf Trap7/29 - Niigata, Japan - FujiRock Festival8/11 - Goshen, CT - Litchfield Jazz Fest8/17 - Bethlehem, PA - Levitt Pavilion8/19 - Salem, MA - Salem Jazz & Soul Fest

About Savoy Jazz

Savoy Jazz is a unit of the Savoy Label Group (SLG). SLG is the North American based division of Nippon Columbia, the oldest music company in Japan. The Savoy Label Group has evolved into a Grammy Award winning and chart topping independent music company consistently outperforming competitors in key music categories as monitored by Billboard Magazine. SLG is led by Steve Vining and is based in Los Angeles, CA.

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