Rebirth Brass Band

Rebirth Brass Band

Aztec Sun

Wed Sep 19

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$20 Advance / $25 Day Of / $40 Seats & Eats

This event is all ages

Rebirth Brass Band
Rebirth Brass Band
Rebirth Brass Band have continued their innovative, contemporary approach to New Orleans music following up 2012’s The Grammy Award​winning album ​Rebirth of New Orleans​ with 2014’s ​Move Your Body​ which was released on Basin Street Records this past June. Since its release, the record hit #1and has been at the top of both the CMJ & Jazz Week Radio charts. Whether seen on ​HBO’s​ ​Treme​ or at their legendary Tuesday night gig at The Maple Leaf, Rebirth Brass Band is a true New Orleans institution. Formed in 1983 by the Frazier brothers, the band has evolved from playing the streets of the French Quarter to playing festivals and stages all over the world. While committed to upholding the tradition of brass bands, they also extended into the realms of funk and hip​hop to create their signature soul moving sound. Their signature brand of heavy funk has not only won over several generations of music lovers, it has become the soundtrack to an entire city.

*​Rebirth Brass Band’s album “Rebirth of New Orleans” earned them the title of the first brass band​ ​ever​ ​to win a Grammy*​ ​

*”Rebirth of New Orleans” reached #9 on the Billboard Jazz Chart and #1 on the CMJ Jazz Charts.​*

* Rebirth has several cameos on the hit HBO series ​Treme​ as well as many soundtrack contributions.

Rebirth Brass Band has shared the stage with ​Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Grateful Dead, The Meters, The P​Funk All​Stars, Maceo Parker, Dr. John, The Ohio Players, Ani DiFranco
Aztec Sun
Aztec Sun
Funk with Soul” band AZTEC SUN has hypnotized the ears and feet of live music lovers since late 2012. No matter the scale of the venue, this Washington DC-based ensemble produces an upbeat and retro groove steeped in 70's Funk and Soul with overtones of Jazz, Afrobeat and Motown-era pop.

What started at DC’s One World Studios as a Funk-Rock 4-piece outfit assembled after a Craigslist ad quickly became a go-to band for live events, house parties and bars throughout the city. Over time, band member departures and new arrivals saw AZTEC SUN evolve into a larger group modeled in the Funk and Soul traditions - with horns, group singing, coordinated outfits and synchronized dance moves. Today, AZTEC SUN performs with a collective mindset, drawing a parallel between the communal nature of music and the community that has grown around the band. Thus, while the performers may vary from show to show, at its core stands a diverse and tightly-knit ensemble with a shared affinity for groove music.

AZTEC SUN’s infectious songwriting, rhythmic versatility and energetic performances have yielded rewards for the group, most notably being named Best Local Original Band by the Washington City Paper in 2016 and 2017 (runner-up). These accolades, along with the group’s reputation as a well-oiled machine, have made AZTEC SUN an ideal local act to pair with internationally touring artists passing through the DMV. To name a few: Galactic Everyone Orchestra (conducted by Matt Butler and featuring members of moe., The Bridge, The Disco Biscuits, Soulive, Furthur, TAB, Snarky Puppy, The Revivalists, Marco Benevento) Lee Fields & The Expressions, Shaun Martin of Snarky Puppy, Burning Spear, The Suffers, The Pimps of Joytime, and Naughty Professor.

To follow their 2016 EP "Set You Free", AZTEC SUN traveled to IronWax Studios in Erving, Massachusetts earlier this year to record their first full length album with Soulive drummer/co-founder Alan Evans at the helm. This record, anticipated for a 2018 release, will be a conduit for the band to continue spreading their feel-good music and an opportunity to paint the feelings behind their “Funk with Soul” mantra.