The Soul Rebels are a HOT contemporary jazz/R&B brass band with a strong New Orleans flavor (that's where they're from). But don't think dixieland, these guys are as contemporary as tomorrow. Check them out on youtube!
From the Opus One email list:
The SOUL REBELS are off to an explosive start in 2013. After riding high from a blowout CMJ Showcase at New York’s Highline Ballroom, packed shows at Austin City Limits, The Soul Rebels returned to their hometown of New Orleans to play as the house band for the nationally televised 2013 NFL Honors Awards Show hosted by Alec Baldwin on CBS Superbowl weekend. How do you follow up a show like that? As only the Soul Rebels can, with three sold out nights at New York’s Brooklyn Bowl and festival spots all the way from Australia to Indonesia . The Soul Rebels are gearing up to bring the party all over the world, to France and the UK and back again! And the party’s just getting started.
The Soul Rebels started with an idea shared between founding members Derrick Moss and Lumar LeBlanc – to play the music they loved on the radio in the New Orleans Brass Band tradition that they grew up on. Together with a group of young, like-minded players from all over New Orleans, they formed the Soul Rebels and set out to make their mark on the music they love.
The band came to be when LeBlanc and Moss met as percussionists in New Orleans’ iconic Dejean’s Young Olympia Brass Band. The two were steeped in the fundamentals of New Orleans jazz, but inevitably, contemporary styles of music began to catch their attention. “We wanted to make our own sound without disrespecting the brass tradition,” LeBlanc recalls, “so we knew we had to break away.” They found a new direction when they spun off and formed their own band and set out to make the music they wanted to make.
Tickets on sale now!
Purchase tickets online here via Ticketweb: http://tktwb.tw/14SiYKd (http://smr.mm.ticketmaster.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTE5NzM2NDMmbWVzc2FnZWlkPTIwODI3MjMmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD1EQVRBQkFTRUlEJnNlcmlhbD0xNjk3OTM0NyZlbWFpbGlkPWRvdWdAc2lzLnBpdHQuZWR1JnVzZXJpZD00MTc0ODMwMDMmZmw9JmV4dHJhPU11bHRpdmFyaWF0ZUlkPSYmJmh0dHA6Ly90a3R3Yi50dy8xNFNpWUtk)
Or By Phone: 866-468-3401
And in person at Dave's Music Mine or Club Cafe (during events).
Tix: $15 adv, $17 dos
The Soul Rebels w/ Maceo Parker - "Pass The Peas": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NgMKkbaZuE (http://smr.mm.ticketmaster.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTE5NzM2NDMmbWVzc2FnZWlkPTIwODI3MjMmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD1EQVRBQkFTRUlEJnNlcmlhbD0xNjk3OTM0NyZlbWFpbGlkPWRvdWdAc2lzLnBpdHQuZWR1JnVzZXJpZD00MTc0ODMwMDMmZmw9JmV4dHJhPU11bHRpdmFyaWF0ZUlkPSYmJmh0dHA6Ly93d3cueW91dHViZS5jb20vd2F0Y2g/dj0wTmdNS2tiYVp1RQ==)
This event will be co-posted on the live-music meetup