Friday, January 13, 2017
January 19, 2017 8:00PM Rebirth Brass Band with Killiam Shakespeare at Ardmore Music Hall
The Grammy Awardwinning album Rebirth of New Orleans with 2014’s Move Your Body which was released on Basin Street Records this past June. Since its release, the record hit #1and has been at the top of both the CMJ & Jazz Week Radio charts. Whether seen on HBO’s Treme or at their legendary Tuesday night gig at The Maple Leaf, Rebirth Brass Band is a true New Orleans institution. Formed in 1983 by the Frazier brothers, the band has evolved from playing the streets of the French Quarter to playing festivals and stages all over the world. While committed to upholding the tradition of brass bands, they also extended into the realms of funk and hiphop to create their signature soul moving sound. Their signature brand of heavy funk has not only won over several generations of music lovers, it has become the soundtrack to an entire city.
*Rebirth Brass Band’s album “Rebirth of New Orleans” earned them the title of the first brass band ever to win a Grammy* *”Rebirth of New Orleans” reached #9 on the Billboard Jazz Chart and #1 on the CMJ Jazz Charts.*
Rebirth has several cameos on the hit HBO series Treme as well as many soundtrack contributions.
Rebirth Brass Band has shared the stage with Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Grateful Dead, The Meters, The PFunk AllStars, Maceo Parker, Dr. John, The Ohio Players, Ani DiFranco.
A constantly colorful and “changing pattern or sequence of objects or elements” defines the essence of a Kaleidoscope, which in comparison describes the dynamic and critically-acclaimed band, Killiam Shakespeare. Led by music duo Steve Mckie (drummer/producer) and Corey Bernhard (keys/producer), the band is comprised of a unique collective of diverse musicians (electric guitar Simon Martinez and Anthony Decarlo, electric bass Dwayne Moore and Dre Pinckney, and Aaron Draper on percussion), that formed a creative element musically fused with the various genres they are influenced by, such as jazz, funk, hip-hop, R&B and soul. The name “Killiam Shakespeare” is derived from two perspectives: “Killiam” an inventive word coined by Mckie and Bernhard, as an expression or urban vernacular to forcefully impact the airwaves musically, by “slaying it”. The second perspective, “Shakespeare” is from their intellectual influence by the historic playwright, William Shakespeare from his famous quote from “Romeo & Juliet” Go wisely and slowly. Those who rush stumble and fall. of their own, are Corey Bernhard, Steve McKie and Chris Turner.
Ardmore Music Hall
23 E. Lancaster Ave.
Tickets: $25 Advance / $30 Day of Show / $35 Reserved
2 day pass for 1/19 and 1/20: $45 general admission; $65 reserved
Posted by Lynn Lasswell at 7:00 AM