Jambalaya Brass Band to Perform at a Mardi Gras Gala For the OssiningMatters Education Foundation at Ossining High School in Ossining, New York
Date: Apr 24, 2015
New York, NY, April 24, 2015—The Jambalaya Brass Band will be performing at a Mardi Gras Fundraiser benefiting the OssiningMatters Education Foundation at Ossining High School in Ossining, New York on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 at 6:30pm. Both of the Jambalaya Brass Band’s CDs, It’s a Jungle Out There and On The Funky Side, resulted in heavy broadcast radio rotation 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, JazzWeek and the Cashbox Charts. This tight and tasty ensemble is the ultimate New Orleans party band which both CDs reaffirm yet again with style and gusto, and Jambalaya Brass Band live is a flat-out celebration from start to finish. The OssiningMatters Education Foundation provides monetary aide, teaching tools and enriching resources for all of the students in the Ossining, New York School District.
At the OssiningMatters Annual Fundraising Gala, along with tunes from On the Funky Side and their previous successful CD It’s a Jungle Out There, Jambalaya Brass Band will be performing other original and New Orleans party and 2nd line favorites. The band’s foundation will be provided by Ralph Hamperian on sousaphone, Kevin Raczka on snare drum, and Chauncey Yearwood on bass drum & cymbal—and this rhythm section cooks on high, so be sure to wear your dancing shoes! Filling out this tasty gumbo and adding the spice on top will be the trombone of Curtis Fowlkes, the trumpets of Steve Gluzband and Satoru Ohashi, and the tenor sax of leader and founder Ric Frank, an alumnus of the Duke Ellington Orchestra.
“Jambalaya could stand side-by-side with . . . any New Orleans brass band in terms of 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. These seasoned New York purveyors of authentic American ‘roots’ music play a delightful spicy musical gumbo of New Orleans fare influenced by the likes of Buddy Bolden, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Rebirth and Dirty Dozen brass bands, straight through to the heights of their own modern sounds that incorporate elements of R&B, Gospel, Funk, Latin and Be-bop. 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. The Band’s arrangements are original and innovative while the playing is simultaneously precise and spontaneous, yet all is conceived with imagination and wit. After-all, this is New Orleans party music and Jambalaya Brass Band is always a joyous musical celebration as they have proven on many occasions.
Playing It’s a Jungle Out There and On the Funky Side at a party is a sure bet, but seeing these talented players live really brings the party directly home to you.
Show Time: Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 – 6:30pm
Location: Ossining High School Auditorium -- 29 S. Highland Avenue, Ossining, New York
Visit Jambalaya Brass Band on the Web at: www.jambalayabrassband.com
Contact: Janet Castiel, Redwood Entertainment Inc., (212) 543-9998, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.redwoodentertainment.com ####