Editor’s Note: Due to the impending storm; the show tonight has been cancelled and hopefully will be rescheduled. A statement from Promoter Jarrett Hartstone was issued as follows: “We regret to announce that due to the impending Nor’easter, Rebirth Brass Band will be unable to make it to Saratoga for their show at Putnam Place. The band was scheduled to fly up from New Orleans on Wednesday morning via NYC and with the impending storm, there was simply no way to make it work as flights are already being cancelled. We promise to reschedule the show as soon as we can and apologize for any inconvenience. All presale tickets will be refunded in the next 24 hours.”
Putnam Place Ready to Strut its Major League Stuff
SARATOGA SPRINGS – Direct from their home house (The Maple Leaf in New Orleans) and bound for a four-night stay at NYC’s Blue Note, Putnam Place (63a Putnam Street) pulls out a big, big plum tomorrow evening, Wednesday, March 7, when it welcomes the Grammy-Award Winning Rebirth Brass Band. Local gypsy jazz/swing band Hot Club of Saratoga will open the evening.
Doors are at 7; show begins at 8 pm. Tickets: $25 Advance / $28 Day of Show. Ages 18+ are welcome, but please note there is a $5 surcharge for guests under 21. Purchase tickets Right HERE
Hey, how bout a taste?
“Whether seen on HBO’s Treme or at their legendary Tuesday night gig at The Maple Leaf, Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band is a true New Orleans institution. Formed in 1983 by the Frazier brothers, the band has evolved from playing the streets of the French Quarter to playing festivals and stages all over the world. While committed to upholding the tradition of brass bands, they’ve also extended themselves into the realms of funk and hip-hop to create their signature sound.
“’Rebirth can be precise whenever it wants to,” says The New York Times, “but it’s more like a party than a machine. It’s a working model of the New Orleans musical ethos: as long as everybody knows what they’re doing, anyone can cut loose.’ In the wake of the sometimes- stringent competition amongst New Orleans brass bands, Rebirth is the undisputed leader of the pack, and they show no signs of slowing down.”
– Source: RebirthBrassBand.com/
Promoter Jarrett Hartstone both brings and pays to see more music than just about anyone I know, so when he is quoted as saying that this “…is a show that I have personally been waiting many years to bring to Saratoga,” it gets my attention. And it should get yours. For to see an act that fills arenas and larger venues up close – well, that is a privilege indeed.
And for many of you, Wednesday might be the first time in a while that you have been back to what used to be known as ‘the Den’ – prepare to be shocked in a good, good way. The renovations, sight and sound innovations and general sprucing are impressive, from top to bottom. So, even though they have been Putnam Place for awhile, this is kind of their Rebirth too…
Enough philosophy – I want another taste to hold me over till tomorrow!
Not to be missed!
March 6, 2018