Jambalaya Brass Band

The Jambalaya Brass Band is New York City’s ultimate New Orleans party band. They are available for performances with a s few as 5 pieces or as many as 9 pieces. Since 1998 they’ve been kickin’ it hard with a flavor straight from the streets of New Orleans, paying their respects to the unique musical traditions of New Orleans incorporating a special blend of R & B, Funk, Gospel Traditional Jazz, Zydeco, Latin, Hip Hop and Be-Bop. They will take you on a historical journey through the New Orleans brass band tradition. It is a joyous romp starting from the early beginnings with Buddy Bolden, Jelly Roll Morton and Louis Armstrong and ending up with their own modern sounds influenced by the Rebirth, Dirty Dozen and New Birth brass bands.
In addition to recording for the Warner Bros. film, Where The Wild Things Are, two commercials for Southern Comfort, an appearance on Global Village at the Savannah Music Festival, Treme Life a documentary by James Demaria, and the ColoursTV documentary film about Leah Daughtry (CEO of the National Democratic Convention 2008), they have played The 2nd Line Across the Brooklyn Bridge, A Jazz Funeral for Coney Island, Jazz Funeral for Allan Toussaint in NYC, Riverhead Mardi Gras Festival, Caesar’s Atlantic City, The Hall @ MP, DBA New Orleans, Louisiana Music Factory, Harlem’s Floradita, Radegast Hall and Biergarten, Treme Islip, WSME-FM Backyard BBQ, B.B. King Blues Club NYC, Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square, Sullivan Hall, 150th anniversary of Downstate Medical Center, Columbia Festival of Winds, Huntington Summer Arts Festival (opening for Nathan and the Zydeco Cha-chas), Good Day New York on Fox 5 NYC for Mardi Gras, Britney Spears’ Super Bowl Party, Mardi Gras for the New York Knicks half-time show, a New York Liberty’s half-time show at Madison Square, 52nd Street Americana Jazz Festival, Tribeca Blues, The Bayou Restaurant(Mt.Vernon,NY), Brooklyn Conservatory, Cornelia Street Cafe, The Mardi Gras Restaurant, Big Daddy’s Restaurant, Chelsea Brewing Company, Jacques-Imo Café, Town of Hemstead Summer Concert Series, Summer Plaza Series (Brooklyn Arts Council), Prospect Park Halloween Event, Princeton University Reunion, Fulton Street Beat, Bloomingdales Department Store, Brooklyn To The Bayou a benefit for Tipitina’s Artist Relief Foundation, Dinosaur BBQ-NYC, NYC Village Halloween Parade and has had Branford Marsalis sit in with them.
Our new CD Habana To New Orleans, produced by Ric Frank was released January 15, 2017. It was recorded at Pyramid Recording Studios in New York. Todd Hemleb engineered as well as mixed with Ric Frank. It has received airplay on over 80 broadcast radio stations as well as Sirius XM radio and was in the first round of balloting for the 2018 Grammys.
On The Funky Side, produced by Ric Frank, was released January 15, 2013. It was recorded at Mad Hands Studio in Teaneck, New Jersey, engineered by Mike Cullens and mixed by Mike Cullens at Mad Hands Studio. It has placed on the national charts CMJ report and Roots Music Report and is currently receiving airplay on over 50 broadcast radio stations.
It’s A Jungle Out There, produced by Ric Frank and Larry Baeder, was released November 9. 2010. It was recorded at Pyramid Recording Studios in New York and two cuts were recorded in New Orleans at Ultrasonic Studios in August 2005 just before Katrina. Todd Hemleb engineered the New York sessions and Steve Reynolds engineered the New Orleans session. Todd Hemleb and Larry Baeder did the mixing at Pyramid Studios in New York. Special guests include Kirk Joseph, Charles Joseph, Dinerral Shavers, Raymond Williams, Roderick Paulin, Ajay Mallery and Women of the Calabash. It placed on the national charts: CMJ report, Roots Music Report, and Cashbox in additon to receiving airplay on 85 broadcast radio stations.

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