New Orleans’ most celebrated modern brass band, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, pairs up with The Squirrel Nut Zippers and their multi-platinum blend of 1930’s era jazz, swing and Delta blues. For these two groups, breaking molds and charting a new musical course is what helped each attain the highest level of success. An eclectic, multi-genre house party…with two sets plus collaboration.
The Squirrel Nut Zippers began their musical journey in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in the mid-1990s. Between 1995 and 2000 the Squirrel Nut Zippers sold over three million albums. Their watershed album, Hot was recorded with the heated influence of New Orleans, fueled by a smoldering mix of libations and a youthful hunger to unlock the secrets of old world jazz. The band has mixed genres of Kelzmer, Blues, Americana and random bits of contemporary music to create their signature style.
Celebrating over 40 years since their founding in 1977, New Orleans-based Dirty Dozen Brass Band has taken the traditional foundation of brass band music and incorporated it into a blend of 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 across 5 continents and more than 30 countries, record 12 studio albums and collaborate with a range of artists from Modest Mouse to Widespread Panic to Norah Jones. Forty-plus 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.