Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band Stopping at Putnam Place as Part of 35th Anniversary Tour
“This is a band that I’ve been dreaming about seeing in Saratoga for over 10 years.”
When Promoter Jarrett Hartstone, who both brings and pays to see more music than just about anyone I know, makes a statement like that, I pay attention – and you should too.
The short course is that the Grammy-Award winning Rebirth Brass Band (RBB) will make a stop on their 35th Anniversary, coast-to-coast tour, at Putnam Place (63 Putnam), this coming Thursday, December 6. Doors 7:30 / Show at 8:30 pm. Ticket information is at the end of this post.
A few bullet points about this band’s stellar career to date include:
* Rebirth Brass Band’s album “Rebirth of New Orleans” earned them the title of the first brass band ever to win a Grammy.
* ”Rebirth of New Orleans” reached #9 on the Billboard Jazz Chart and #1 on the CMJ Jazz Charts.
* RBB has several cameos on the hit HBO series Treme as well as many soundtrack contributions.
Rebirth Brass Band has shared the stage with Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Grateful Dead, The Meters, The PFunk AllStars, Maceo Parker, Dr. John, The Ohio Players, Ani DiFranco and more.
“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
Let’s give you folks a taste of this modern New Orleans Soundtrack / institution, and remember this clip is just a warm up!
Opening the evening are Bryan Brundige and the Piggly Wigglies – a swing band from Albany – a pretty good pairing, if this clip is any indication:
tickets are $25 in advance/ $28 day of show. There is a $5 surcharge for guests ages 18-21.
To purchase tickets, click HERE.
To see a Grammy-winning band that has the power to regularly sell out arenas, in a up-close-and-personal venue like Putnam Place – well, that is a rare and special privilege, indeed.
November 20, 2018