This just in: New Orleans' Rebirth Brass Band (pictured), recently featured in several episodes of the HBO TV series Treme, is coming to St. Louis to perform on Thursday, October 7 at the Gramophone.
Former in 1983 by Keith Frazier, Philip Frazier and Kermit Ruffins, the Rebirth Brass Band (along with their New Orleans cohorts the Dirty Dozen Brass Band) helped spark renewed attention for the city's brass band tradition back in the 1980s, and has continued to perform, tour and record ever since.
In the first video clip below, you can see one of Rebirth's appearances on Treme, as they march, perform and banter in the opening episode with the fictional trombonist Antoine Baptiste, played by actor Wendell Pierce. Below that, you can see the RBB in a real-life performance of the same tune shown in the Treme segment, "Feel Like Funkin' It Up".
Tickets for the Rebirth Brass band's show at the Gramophone are $20, and go on sale Monday, August 16 at www.thegramophonelive.com.