Jambalaya Brass Band Founder/Leader Ric Frank Inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame
Date: Jul 17, 2015
New York, NY, July 17, 2015—Ric Frank, leader and founder of the Jambalaya Brass Band (www.jambalayabrassband.com) based in New York City, has been honored as an inductee into the New York Blues Hall of Fame at B.B. King’s Blues Club & Grill in New York City. www.blueshalloffame.com. The mission of the New York Blues Hall of fame is to present and preserve, the past, present and future history of Blues Music, a unique American Heritage art form, by inducting, promoting and honoring Legendary, Blues Artists, Master Blues Artists, and the Great Local Blues Artists of The World.
“I did not fail to notice some superb playing from all involved, Playing from Frank is simply stellar.” -- Music Emissions -- Rebecca Lamberth
Ric Frank’s Jambalaya Brass Band has released two very successful CDs, their latest, On the Funky Side and their debut release, It’s a Jungle Out There. Both CDs 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 and on The Roots Music Report. Also, It’s a Jungle Out There charted on the Cashbox Charts, and On the Funky Side charted in the top 100 on the Jazz Week Charts. Jambalaya Brass Band is the ultimate New Orleans party band that plays with style and gusto, and in live performances they’re a flat-out celebration.
“They are a premier talent up in New York but they sound like they’re from down by the bayou.”
-- All What’s Rock -- Mac Christiansen
" 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." — All About Jazz – Henry Smith
On the Funky Side -- Artist Nomination – CD of the Year -- Indie Music Digest – Cyrus Rhodes
In addition to the Jambalaya Brass Band, Ric has performed and/or recorded with an eclectic roster of musicians including the American Renaissance Theatre Chamber Ensemble and the Duke Ellington Orchestra, as well as countless others, including his own band, the Jambalaya Brass Band.
Contact for Ric Frank and/or the Jambalaya Brass Band: Janet Castiel, Redwood Entertainment Inc.,
(212) 543-9998, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.redwoodentertainment.com