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New Orleans Jazz Music Will Come To Salt Lake City

S. F. Mori

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band will perform

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The Dirty Dozen Brass Band will perform a concert in Salt Lake City at The Commonwealth Room, which is located at 195 West Commonwealth Avenue. It will be held on February 22, 2022, at 8:00 pm. For people who enjoy Jazz or who love New Orleans, this concert is sure to be a treat.

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band is an American, New Orleans, Louisiana, based brass band. The ensemble was established in 1977, by Benny Jones and members of the Tornado Brass Band. The Dirty Dozen revolutionized the New Orleans brass band style by incorporating funk and bebop into the traditional New Orleans jazz style, and since has been a major influence on local music.
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band grew out of the youth music program established by Danny Barker at New Orleans' Fairview Baptist Church. In 1972, Barker started the Fairview Baptist Church Marching Band to provide young people with a positive outlet for their energies. The band achieved considerable local popularity and transformed itself into a professional outfit led by trumpeter Leroy Jones and known as the Hurricane Brass Band. By 1976, however, opportunities for brass bands were drying up; Jones left the group to play mainstream jazz and, after a brief period as the Tornado Brass Band, the group fell apart. [Wikipedia]

Several former members of the Hurricane Brass Band came together to form the Dirty Dozen Brass Band in 1977. They released their debut album in 1984.

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band has performed in New Orleans for many years. They are now sharing their music by touring. One of their stops will be in Salt Lake City where jazz music fans can enjoy the traditional New Orleans sound.

[Information and tickets may be obtained at www.stubhub.com]

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