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(Published: July 24, 2011)

New York, NY, July 24, 2011-Jambalaya Brass Band will be performing live at the WSME 91.7 FM Radio Backyard Barbecue in Cathedral Square Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Sunday, July 31, 2011 at 4:00 PM. Along with the phenomenal music of the Jambalaya Brass Band and other dynamite bands, the Backyard Barbecue will feature sumptuous summer food from some of the areas great restaurants, a stunning custom car & bike show and, new to this year's event, a youth side stage featuring a few of Milwaukee's next generation of musical talents.

At the Backyard Barbecue Jambalaya Brass Band's foundation will be provided by Chauncey Yearwood 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 WSME 91.7 FM Radio Backyard Barbecue 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.com

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

More Information: https://www.jambalayabrassband.com

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