This week, let's take a look at some videos of New Orleans' Rebirth Brass Band
, who will be coming back to St. Louis to perform on Friday, September 1 at the Atomic Cowboy Pavilion
Formed in 1983 by brothers Keith and Phillip Frazier, Rebirth Brass Band is, along with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, one of the longest running of the contemporary groups re-inventing the New Orleans brass band tradition. Their most recent recording is 2014’s Move Your Body
on the Basin Street Records label, which was the follow-up to their 2012 Grammy Award-winning album Rebirth of New Orleans
, and they were here in St. Louis last in September 2016 for a show at the same venue.
Today, you can see a half-dozen videos featuring some fan favorites from RBB's repertoire, starting up above with a version of one of their signature songs, "Do Whatcha Wanna," recorded in 2014 in New Orleans for the web series Jam in the Van.
After the jump, there's a video of "Move Your Body" recorded at the same session, followed by a full set of music recorded in 2012 at the Howlin' Wolf in New Orleans.
The fourth video shows the RBB doing their version of the New Orleans standard "Big Chief," recorded in 2011 at the Maple Leaf Bar in New Orleans.
Next is a medley of two more of their best-known tunes, "Rebirth Groove" and "Feel Like Funkin It Up," recorded in February 2014 at The Funky Biscuit in Boca Raton, FL.
The final clip is a riff on another New Orleans classic, "I Like It Like That," recorded in 2011 for the radio program "Soundcheck" on WNYC in New York City.
For more about the Rebirth Brass Band, check out Keith Frazier's 2015 interview with HollywoodSoapbox.com
and this 2012 feature from Gambit
You can see the rest of today's videos after the jump...
Here's StLJN's latest wrap-up of assorted links and short news items of local interest:
will celebrate the grand opening of their new second location in Maryland Heights
from noon to 4:00 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday, August 12).
The free event will include guided tours of the new facility, free food, giveaways and door prizes, and live music from the Pyle Driver Saxophone Quartet, Renegade Saxophone Quartet, and Al Holliday and The East Side Rhythm Band. The original Saxquest store on Cherokee St. will close for the day so all staff members can help out with the grand opening.
* Trumpeter and Ferguson native Keyon Harrold (pictured)
this week released two new songs commemorating the anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown
three years ago in his hometown. You can hear “MB Lament” and “When Will It Stop” and see the accompanying videos via this YouTube playlist
* Thurman's in Shaw
was the subject of a short article on the website NearSay.com
, highlighting the bar's weekly Thursday night jazz gigs featuring pianist Adam Maness' trio.
* Drummer and St. Louis native Marcus Baylor
and his wife, singer Jean Baylor will bring their group The Baylor Project to NYC's Jazz Standard
for the first time on Sunday, August 20
in support of their album The Journey
. Along with the Baylors, the Project includes trumpeter Freddie Hendrix, tenor saxophonist Keith Loftis, pianist Terry Brewer, and bassist Corcoran Holt.
* Singer and former St. Louisan Marcella Hooks, now living in California, was the subject of a feature story in the Solano Daily Republic newspaper
This week's calendar of live jazz and creative music in St. Louis features the return of one of the most important living jazz musicians for one night only, a two-night tribute to the first superstar soloist in jazz, and more.
Let's go to the highlights...Thursday, August 10
Keyboardist Herbie Hancock
will perform in a concert presented by Jazz St. Louis at Powell Hall
With a new album reportedly in the works, Hancock (pictured)
also has a new addition to his live band, with saxophonist/keyboardist Terrace Martin joining guitarist Lionel Loueke, bassist James Genus and drummer Vinnie Colaiuta in the group.
Some tickets for the concert still remained on sale as of end of business on Wednesday, but if you haven't gotten seats yet and want to go, you'll probably want to call ahead
rather than just walk up to the box office.
To promote his St. Louis show, Hancock did brief interviews with St. Louis magazine's Erin Williams
, St. Louis Public Radio's David Cazares
, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
's Kevin Johnson. Also, you can see some videos spanning Hancock's 50+ years in the music business in this StLJN post from a couple of Saturdays ago
Also on Thursday night, bassist and singer Tonina Saputo
leads a quartet at The Dark Room
, and guitarist Dave Black
and singer Tony Vivano
will perform at The Pat Connolly Tavern
.Friday, August 11
The second annual "Louis Armstrong Festival of St. Louis"
will be presented for the first of two nights at the Webster Groves Concert Hall
, featuring music associated with Armstrong performed by a band featuring trumpeters Randy Holmes and Robert Souza, trombonist Brett Stamps, clarinetist Scott Alberici, pianist Mary Ann Schulte, drummer Kevin Gianino, bassist Bob Lowe and guitarist/banjoist Dan Stevens.
You can see StLJN's video tribute to the 116th anniversary of Armstrong's birth in this post from last Saturday
Also on Friday, guitarist Eric Slaughter
and bassist Glen Smith
will duet at Parkside Grille
in Ballwin, and the Ambassadors of Swing
will play for dancers at the Casa Loma Ballroom
.Saturday, August 12
Guitarist Stuart Johnson
will play a matinee show at The Shaved Duck
, and then on Saturday evening, Dizzy Atmosphere
will perform for the "Garden of Glass" event at Missouri Botanical Garden
, singer Joe Mancuso
returns to Bartolino's South
and trumpeter Jim Manley
is back at One 19 North Tapas & Wine Bar
.Sunday, August 13Miss Jubilee
returns for the weekly jazz brunch at Evangeline's
, Red Lehr and the Rivermen
will play a matinee for the St. Louis Jazz Club
at the DoubleTree Hotel
in Westport, and saxophonist Tim Cunningham
will perform at Mount Pleasant Winery.
For more jazz-related events in and around St. Louis, please visit the St. Louis Jazz Notes Calendar
, which can be found on the left sidebar of the site or by clicking here
. You also can keep up with all the latest news by following St. Louis Jazz Notes on Twitter at http://twitter.com/StLJazzNotes
or clicking the "Like" icon on the StLJN Facebook page
.(If you have calendar items, band schedule information, news tips, links, or anything else you think may be of interest to StLJN's readers, please email the information to stljazznotes (at) yahoo (dot) com. If you have photos, MP3s or other digital files, please send links, not attachments.)