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JAMBALAYA BRASS BAND LIVE AT THE RIVERHEAD MARDI GRAS FESTIVAL
(Published: July 16, 2011)

New York, NY, July 16, 2011-Jambalaya Brass Band will be performing live at the Riverhead Mardi Gras Festival in Riverhead, NY, presented by the Riverhead Business Improvement District Management Association, on Saturday, August 6, 2011. Jambalaya Brass Band will be marching and performing in the parade at 12:00 PM, followed by a performance on the main stage of the festival in downtown Riverhead at 3:00 PM. The Mardi Gras parade will start at the Suffolk County Historical Society at 300 West Main St. and march east to McDermott Avenue.

At the Riverhead Mardi Gras Festival, Jambalaya Brass Band's foundation will be provided by Kevin Raczka on bass drum; Washington Duke on snare drum; and Ron Caswell on tuba-and this rhythm section cooks with a flavor as driving as it is subtle! Filling out this tasty gumbo and adding the spice on top will be the trombone of Stafford Hunter; the trumpet of Walt Szymanski; and the tenor sax of leader and founder Ric Frank, an alumnus of the Duke Ellington Orchestra.

The Jambalaya Brass Band is a group of seasoned musical pros from a variety of impressive previous musical settings as diverse as the Duke Ellington Orchestra to the Lounge Lizards, yet they have a knack for integrating these disparate musical experiences into one dynamic setting. They embody the history of the best American music of the last hundred years while at the same time suggesting a prescient trajectory of America's musical future. Some of the Band's arrangements are traditional, and many are original and innovative while the playing is precise and spontaneous at the same time, yet all is conceived with imagination and wit. Because after-all, let's face it, this is New Orleans party music and, if anything, the Jambalaya Brass Band is a joyous and exuberant musical celebration as they have proven on many occasions. From the Warner Bros. film Where the Wild Things Are, to the Britney Spears Super Bowl Party in New York City at Planet Hollywood, to the half-time Mardi Gras show for the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden, this group of talented musical revelers has literally made the party.

"Jambalaya could stand side-by-side with most any New Orleans brass band in terms of sheer exuberance and energy . . . a party from start to finish."-Henry Smith, All About Jazz

At the Riverhead Mardi Gras Festival the Jambalaya Brass Band will be performing tunes from their recent CD release, It's a Jungle Out There, along with other New Orleans fare. Jungle is a rollicking musical journey and a great celebration of American music while at the same time an appetizing preview of what this group is capable of live. Putting on It's a Jungle Out There at a party is a sure bet, but seeing these talented players live really brings the party directly home to you.

Visit the Jambalaya Brass Band on their Website: www.jambalayabrassband.co...

Contact info for Jambalaya Brass Band:
Janet Castiel
Redwood Entertainment Inc.
(212) 543-9998
info@redwoodentertainment.com

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