Mardi Gras 2019 Featuring The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

The Grey Eagle and Worthwhile Sounds Present

Mardi Gras 2019 Featuring The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Mystik Knights

Tue, March 5, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$20.00 - $25.00

This event is all ages


The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Celebrating over 40 years since their founding in 1977, New Orleans-based Dirty Dozen Brass Band has taken the traditional foundation of brass band music and incorporated it into a blend of genres including Bebop Jazz, Funk and R&B/Soul. This unique sound, described by the band as a ‘musical gumbo,’ has allowed the Dirty Dozen to tour across 5 continents and more than 30 countries, record 12 studio albums and collaborate with a range of artists from Modest Mouse to Widespread Panic to Norah Jones. Forty-plus years later, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band is a world famous music machine whose name is synonymous with genre-bending romps and high-octane performances.

Roger Lewis - Baritone Sax/Vocals
Kevin Harris - Tenor Sax/Vocals
Gregory Davis - Trumpet/Vocals
Kirk Joseph - Sousaphone
TJ Norris - Trombone
Julian Addison - Drums/Vocals
Takeshi Shimmura - Guitar

In 1977, The Dirty Dozen Social and Pleasure Club in New Orleans began showcasing a traditional Crescent City brass band. It was a joining of two proud, but antiquated, traditions at the time: social and pleasure clubs dated back over a century to a time when black southerners could rarely afford life insurance, and the clubs would provide proper funeral arrangements. Brass bands, early predecessors of jazz as we know it, would often follow the funeral procession playing somber dirges, then once the family of the deceased was out of earshot, burst into jubilant dance tunes as casual onlookers danced in the streets. By the late '70s, few of either existed. The Dirty Dozen Social and Pleasure Club decided to assemble this group as a house band, and over the course of these early gigs, the seven-member ensemble adopted the venue's name: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band.
Mystik Knights
Mystik Knights
Mystik Knights is a “New Orleans Party Band’ that was founded in Asheville, NC by Fritz Beer (lead vocals) and Elzy Lindsey (drums). Elzy is a 7th generation New Orleanian who relocated to Asheville after Hurricane Katrina. His love of the native sounds found on the corner bar jukeboxes of his youth was the genesis of the Mystik Knights. This pair of experienced and skilled players rounded up some Asheville-area musicians to complete the band. This 8-piece groove machine is now ready to light up dance floors and festival stages, bringing The Meters, Lee Dorsey, Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas, Clarence Henry, Lloyd Price, Fats Domino, Eddie Bo, and many more to the people!
Venue Information:
The Grey Eagle
185 Clingman Ave
Asheville, NC, 28801