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(Published: March 13, 2013)

New York, NY, March 13, 2013-The Jambalaya Brass Band releases their second CD, On The Funky Side. Their previous outing, It's a Jungle Out There, resulted in heavy broadcast radio rotation on eighty-five stations, as well as countless Internet radio stations, and charted in the top five of the CMJ Charts, The Roots Music Report and the Cashbox Charts. As with It's a Jungle Out There, this latest CD includes several innovative original compositions by leader Ric Frank, and a few classic covers, this time by the likes of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Booker T. & the MGs. These seasoned New York purveyors of authentic American ‘roots' music play a delightful spicy musical gumbo of New Orleans fare influenced by the likes of Buddy Bolden, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Rebirth and Dirty Dozen brass bands, straight through to the heights of their own modern sounds which continue to incorporate elements of R&B, Gospel, Funk, Latin and Be-bop. This tight and tasty ensemble is the ultimate New Orleans party band and with On The Funky Side they reaffirm this fact yet again with style and a spirited gusto.

"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 for All About Jazz

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, Jambalaya Brass Band has literally made the party. They are a band 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. Jambalaya Brass Band embodies 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. These talented musical reveler's playing is simultaneously precise and spontaneous, but then all aspects of their music is conceived with imagination and wit. Because after-all, this is New Orleans party music and, if anything, the Jambalaya Brass Band is a joyous musical celebration as they have proven on so many occasions. More recently, the band has performed the music for two Southern Comfort commercials and a Ritz Cracker ad, at the funeral for the ‘old' Coney Island, at d.b.a. New Orleans, at the Mermaid Parade and B.B. King's in NYC, as well as many colleges and other concerts around the country.

On The Funky Side is a great celebration of American music and a rollicking musical journey while at the same time an appetizing preview of what this group is capable of live. Playing On The Funky Side at a party is a sure bet, and seeing these talented players live really brings the party directly home to you.

Visit Jambalaya Brass Band on the Web at www.jambalayabrassband.com

Contact: Janet Castiel
Redwood Entertainment, Inc.
(212) 543-9998 info@redwoodentertianment.com

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

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