The Rebirth Brass Band, The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Keller Williams and The Travelin’ McCourys Set for the New York Brass and Heritage Festival
The Rebirth Brass Band, The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Keller Williams and The Travelin’ McCourys and more will participate in the 1st annual New York Brass and Heritage Festival. The festival will be held in various venues in New York City from January 7-12, 2014.
“New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz, so paying tribute to the city by showcasing both renowned and up-and-coming artists under the Blue Note banner was a natural fit for us,” said Steven Bensusan, President, Blue Note Entertainment Group in a statement. “Given the success of our annual Blue Note Jazz Festival in June, we thought bringing a bit of the Big Easy to the Big Apple would be a great way to heat things up for New Yorkers in January.”
The Rebirth Brass Band will take over the Blue Note Jazz Club for a four-day residency starting January 7th and will perform two shows a night. Additionally, Lucille’s Bar & Grill will host The Harlem Blues Project featuring Bill Sims Jr., Michael Hill and Jerry Duggar. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band will headline the Highline Ballroom on January 10, The Blind Boys of Alabama will be joined by Allen Toussaint, Ruthie Foster and Paul Thorn at B.B. Kings Blues Club & Grill and Keller Williams with The Travelin’ McCourys will take over B.B. Kings on January 12.