Due to scheduling conflicts we are working on a new date to bring the Grammy Award winning Rebirth Brass Band to the Sanctuary. Stay tuned for a new date!
1. They Hold Down Tuesday at the Maple Leaf in NOLA
Rebirth’s longstanding regular Tuesday night gig at the Maple Leaf Bar on Oak Street in Uptown New Orleans is one of the pillars of the New Orleans music scene, and has served as a reliable introduction to the city’s nightlife for many new arrivals to the scene. During his speech commemorating the 10th year since Hurricane Katrina, President Barack Obama jokingly mentioned that maybe he’ll “finally hear Rebirth at Maple Leaf on Tuesday night” after he is out of office.
2. They Are Grammy Award Winners
Rebirth Brass Band received the very first Grammy Award for Best Regional Roots Music Album. They ARE New Orleans.
3. You May Already Love Them From HBO’s Treme
The band has heavy ties to the HBO TV Series Treme. The band and many of its members appear in several episodes. Their music serves as the score and background music and the trumpet and trombone playing is covered by RBB’s Chadrick Honore and Stafford Agee respectively. Even the character Antoine Batiste is loosely based on the real-life personas of former Rebirth band member Kermit Ruffins and another character based on Agee.
4. They Knocked the Sock Off of Flea
Bassist from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Flea, is a big fan of the band. “Just saw THE REBIRTH BRASS BAND, unbelievable. Hard as hell, free as a ray of light, there is not a band on earth that is better. Stunning.”
5. You Don’t Have to Go to NOLA to Hear Them Live
Rebirth Brass Band is landing on YOUR doorstep Friday, October 4th via 5 Points Music Sanctuary. Horn players love the acoustics of our music hall and we love horn players! Let’s have a party!