Rebirth Brass Band, Wasted Potential Brass Band

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KISS MY BRASS: Two sizzling New Orleans horn bands bring the good times Apr. 12.
Friday April 12, 2024 08:00 PM EDT
Cost: $30-$37.50
CRITIC’S PICK: It’s all horns all the time as these two New Orleans based brass ensembles bring the funk, hip-hop, and jazz to the cozy environs of Smith’s. It’s sure to be a wild throwdown and the best way to get some genuine Crescent City flavor without traveling there. Bring your Mardi Gras beads. — Hal Horowitz

From the venue:

“Just saw THE REBIRTH BRASS BAND, unbelievable. hard as hell, free as a ray of light, there is not a band on earth that is better. Stunning.” — Flea, Red Hot Chili Peppers

For almost 4 decades, the Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band has been “stunning” fans with a fiery live show and a rich musical catalog. Their trademark sound pays homage to the New Orleans brass band tradition while weaving a tapestry that combines elements of jazz, funk, soul, R&B, and the sounds from the streets they grew up on. From their legendary 25+ year run of Tuesday nights at the Maple Leaf to stages all over the world, Rebirth is the soundtrack of the Crescent City and her premier musical ambassador.

Founded by brothers Phil and Keith Frazier over 35 years ago, Rebirth began their career playing on the sidewalks of the French Quarter, and quickly landed gigs at second line parades. Those auspicious beginnings have led to thousands of shows to music aficionados everywhere, including heads of state and royalty.

The band’s unique “soundtrack of New Orleans” has also garnered admiration from artists of all genres. They’ve shared the stage and collaborated with everyone from the Grateful Dead to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Maceo Parker, Green Day, U2, James Brown, 311, G-Love, MuteMath, Juvenile, Train, Big Freedia, Ani Difranco, Galactic, Allen Touisant, Neville Brothers, Quincy Jones, and Trombone Shorty.

Wasted Potential Brass Band is Atlanta’s pop-up party starter. Powered by tuba goodness, this brass band got their start playing on the streets of Decatur, GA. WPBB just dropped an EP titled Room to Grow. WPBB features a second line street beat, southern horn section, blues vocals, and sousaphone as bass.

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Smith's Outdoor Shot
1578 Piedmont Ave. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 875-1522
neighborhood: #ansleymall #midtownatl #piedmontheights #morningside