Rebirth Brass Band:
Simply put, The Rebirth Brass Band is an institution. Formed in 1983, the band has long since graduated from the streets of New Orleans to theaters and festivals all over the world. Rebirth is committed to upholding the tradition of brass bands while at the same time incorporating modern music into their show. Their signature brand of heavy funk has placed them among the worldâ€™s top brass bands and they are the hands-down favorite among the younger generation. In reference to the sometimes-stringent competition amongst brass bands, Offbeat magazine remarked, â€œâ€¦itâ€™s clear that Rebirth, which boasts 10 albums and has traveled the world, is the band to beat (July 2001).
Big Sam’s Funky Nation:
When you think of New Orleans, the cityâ€™s foremost flambeaux-lit traditions of Mardi Gras, Bourbon Street, voodoo, Poâ€™ boys, beads, gumbo, and second line undoubtedly come to mind. You can also count Big Samâ€™s Funky Nation amongst those NOLA treasures.
Known for a boisterous blend of funk, jazz, rock, and hip-hop, nothing short of seismic liveÂ â€œexperiences,â€and a whole lot of Southern charm, Big Samâ€™s Funky Nation might very well be The Big Easyâ€™s best kept secret.