New York, NY: Jambalaya Brass Band will be performing live at the Crawfish for Cancer’s 4th Annual Crawfish Broil for the benefit of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) at the 79th St. Boat Basin Café in NYC on Saturday, May 19, 2012 from 4:00 to 5:00 PM.
At the Crawfish Broil benefit, along with tunes from their successful CD It’s a Jungle Out There, Jambalaya Brass Band will be performing other original and traditional favorites. The band’s foundation will be provided by Ibanda Ruhumbika on Tuba, Taylor Floreth on Snare Drum, and Dave Butler on Bass Drum—and this rhythm section cooks on high octane, so be sure to bring your dancing shoes! Filling out this tasty gumbo and adding the spice on top will be the trombone of Curtis Fowlkes, the trumpet of Shawn Edmonds, and the tenor sax of leader and founder Ric Frank, an alumnus of the Duke Ellington Orchestra.
Jambalaya could stand side-by-side with . . . any New Orleans brass band in terms of sheer exuberance and energy . . . a party from start to finish." Henry Smith for All About Jazz
The Jambalaya Brass Band is a group of seasoned musical pros from a variety of impressive previous musical settings as diverse as the Duke Ellington Orchestra to the Lounge Lizards, yet they have a knack for integrating these disparate musical experiences into one dynamic setting. They embody the history of the best American music of the last hundred years while at the same time suggesting a prescient trajectory of America’s musical future. Some of the Band’s arrangements are traditional, and many are original and innovative while the playing is precise and spontaneous at the same time, yet all is conceived with imagination and wit. After-all, this is New Orleans party music and Jambalaya Brass Band is a joyous and exuberant musical celebration as they have proven on many occasions. From the Warner Bros. film Where the Wild Things Are, to the Britney Spears Super Bowl Party in New York City at Planet Hollywood, to the half-time Mardi Gras show for the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden this group of talented musical revelers has literally made the party.
It’s a Jungle Out There is a rollicking musical journey and a great celebration of American music while at the same time an appetizing preview of what this group is capable of live. Putting on It’s a Jungle Out There at a party is a sure bet, but seeing these talented players live really brings the party directly home to you.
Show Time: Jambalaya Brass Band from 4:00 to 5:00 PM (complete event runs from 2:00 to 7:00 PM)
Admission: $125 at crawfishforcancer.org
Location: W 79th Street at Riverside Drive, NYC