Posted: September 15, 2018
Lensic Presents Dirty Dozen Brass Band on October 4, 2018



Lensic Presents
Dirty Dozen Brass Band
New Orleans Favorites Mix Jazz, Funk, R&B
2018-19 Lensic Presents Season Opener – October 4, 2018

Santa Fe, NM— The Lensic proudly presents the Dirty Dozen Brass Band on Thursday, October 4, at 7:30 pm.
Celebrating 40 years since its founding in 1977, the New Orleans-based Dirty Dozen Brass Band takes the traditional foundation of brass band music and blends it with genres including bebop jazz, funk, and R&B/Soul. This unique sound, described by the band as a “musical gumbo,” has allowed the Dirty Dozen to tour five continents and 30 countries, record 12 studio albums, and collaborate with a range of artists from Modest Mouse to Widespread Panic and Norah Jones. After 40 years later, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band is a world-famous music machine whose name is synonymous with genre-bending romps and high-octane performances.

History of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band
In 1977, The Dirty Dozen Social and Pleasure Club in New Orleans began showcasing a traditional Crescent City brass band. It was a joining of two proud but antiquated traditions. Social and pleasure clubs dated back more than a century, to a time when black Southerners could rarely afford life insurance and the clubs provided proper funeral arrangements. Brass bands would often follow the funeral processions playing somber dirges, and once the family of the deceased was out of earshot, they’d burst into jubilant dance tunes as casual onlookers danced in the streets. By the late 1970s, few of the old social clubs and brass bands existed. The Dirty Dozen Social and Pleasure Club decided to assemble some musicians as a house band, and over the course of these early gigs, the seven-member ensemble adopted the venue's name: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band.                   

Event Summary
What: Dirty Dozen Brass Band
When: Thursday, October 4, 2018, at 7:30 pm
Tickets:  $25-$39. Reserve tickets online at Lensic.org, by phone at 505-988-1234, or in person at The Lensic.
Video Preview: https://youtu.be/lu-Y1UbaoUM

Lensic Presents Sponsors
Season Sponsors:
Heritage Hotels & Resorts, Inc., and Porsche of Albuquerque.
Media Sponsors: Hutton Broadcasting and 95.9 The Oasis.  

The Lensic Performing Arts Center
The nonprofit Lensic Performing Arts Center, a landmark historic theater in the heart of Santa Fe, is home to arts and cultural experiences for everyone, all year round. The Lensic serves its community through world-class artistic programming (including our Lensic Presents series), theater rentals with discounts for local nonprofits, and groundbreaking educational programs that touch the lives of 16,000+ students each year. For more information about our presentations and programs, visit www.lensic.org. 

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