Chapter:SOUL, a new funk band from New Orleans featuring an original member of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, will make their St. Louis debut with a performance at 6:00 p.m. Sunday, June 19 at BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups.
The group (pictured) features sousaphonist Kirk Joseph, who helped found the DDBB back in 1977 and also leads his own band Backyard Groove, and saxophonist and vocalist Calvin Johnson Jr., who's played with the DDBB, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Harry Connick Jr., and Irvin Mayfield's New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. Keyboardist/vocalist Kashonda Bailey and drummer Terry Scott complete the lineup.
Chapter:SOUL currently plays weekly on Thursdays at Verret's Lounge in New Orleans, and their website says the band is "currently tracking its debut album, and plans for a spring 2016 release." Admission to their show at BB's will be $10 at the door.
(Edited 6/13/16 to correct a type & add ticket price.)