Rebirth Brass Band - Bringing a Taste of New Orleans to the Tri-C JazzFest

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Rebirth Brass Band Second Lining


The totally awesome Rebirth Brass Band will second line from Public Square to the Tri-C Jazz Fest - check this out... it will blow you away...

Tri-C JazzFest - Kick Off Party featuring Rebirth Brass Band and the Tri-C JazzFest High School All-Stars

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

5:00 p.m. 
Second Line Parade, starting from the Tri-C JazzFest Stage at Tower City Center, proceeding to the House of Blues
6:00 p.m.  Tri-C JazzFest High School All-Stars performance, presentation of the Cleveland Jazz Legend Award to bassist Chink Stevenson
8:00 p.m.  Rebirth Brass Band performance


Rebirth Brass Band

Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland kicks off with a New Orleans-style “second line” parade, complete with fans, admirers and festival revelers.  The Rebirth Brass Band will lead the procession of jazz aficionados from Tower City to the House of Blues, culminating with a swinging party with The Tri-C Jazz All-Stars.  As one of the world’s top brass band, Rebirth Brass Band is a favorite among jazz lovers of all ages.  Since 1983, the band has appeared at festivals all over the world touting their signature brand of heavy funk that upholds the tradition of brass bands, while incorporating a more modern music style.  They have appeared at virtually every major festival in the U.S. and Europe and have shared the stage with The Grateful Dead, George Clinton and the P-Fund All Stars, Maceo Parker, Dr. John, The Ohio Players, and others. 



Some of the most talented high school musicians from throughout Northeast Ohio are involved in The Tri-C JazzFest High School All-Stars.  These exceptional musicians are selected through an audition process and perform throughout the area, as well as at JazzFest.  In past years, the All-Stars have garnered experience on the national and international stage and have performed with many renowned artists.

House of Blues
308 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114

FREE Event

Call 216-987-4400 for more information.

From Wikipedia:

The Rebirth Brass Band is a New Orleans brass band. The group was founded in 1983 by tuba player Philip Frazier, together with trumpeter Kermit Ruffins and other musicians with them at the Joseph S. Cark Sr. High School in the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans. Rebirth is known for combining traditional New Orleans brass band music with funk, jazz, and soul influences. Rebirth's longstanding regular Tuesday night gig at the Maple Leaf Bar in New Orleans is one of the pillars of the New Orleans music scene, and has served as a reliable introduction to the city's nightlife for many newly arrived college students. The band regularly tours in North America and Europe, second only to the Dirty Dozen Brass Band in popularity and acclaim among the brass bands of New Orleans.


The Avenue at Tower City/House of Blues
Huron Rd./Fourth Street and Euclid
Cleveland, OH
United States
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