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Jambalaya Brass Band to Perform at Le Carousel in Bryant Park Free Children’s Mardi Gras Show

Date: Feb 05, 2015

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New York, NY, February 5, 2015– In support of their latest successful CD release, On the Funky Side (currently charting on the CMJ, The Roots Music Report and the JazzWeek Charts), Jambalaya Brass Band will be performing from 1:00-1:30pm at Le Carousel in Bryant Park on Saturday, February 14th, 2015. Jambalaya Brass Band’s previous CD, It’s a Jungle Out There, resulted in heavy broadcast radio rotation on eighty-five stations nationwide, as well as countless national and worldwide Internet radio stations, and charted in the top five of the CMJ Charts, The Roots Music Report and the Cashbox Charts. This tight and tasty ensemble is the ultimate New Orleans party band that On The Funky Side reaffirms yet again with style and gusto, and Jambalaya Brass Band live is a flat-out riotous celebration.

At Le Carousel in Bryant Park, the Jambalaya Brass Band will be performing at a free children’s Mardi Gras show featuring special children’s songs written by bandleader and Sax player, Ric Frank, along with tunes from their two popular CDs, Jambalaya Brass Band will be performing other original and traditional favorites. The band will feature Ralph Hamperian on sousaphone, Taylor Floreth on snare drum, and Chauncey Yearwood on bass drum—and this rhythm section cooks on high octane, so be sure to wear your dancing shoes! Filling out this tasty gumbo and adding the spice on top will be the tenor sax of leader and founder Ric Frank, an alumnus of the Duke Ellington Orchestra.

". . . 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.

On the Funky Side and It’s a Jungle Out There are both rollicking musical journeys and great celebrations of American music while at the same time appetizing previews of what this group is capable of live. Putting on either of these timeless discs at a party is a sure bet, but seeing these talented players live really brings the party directly home to you!

Location: Le Carousel at Bryant Park – 42nd Street between 5th Avenue and Avenue of the Americas, NYC
Show Time: 1:00pm to 1:30pm, Saturday, February 14th, 2015 (rain date, February 15th at the same time)
Admission: Free

Visit Jambalaya Brass Band on the Web at:

Contact info for Jambalaya Brass Band: Janet Castiel, Redwood Entertainment Inc., Phone: (212) 543-9998,, ####

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