Tag Archives: Treme Brass Band

Hogs for the Cause Lands Killer Musical Lineup

This year’s Hogs for the Cause event will feature more than a dozen national and local music acts on two stages. The event, which will take place on Friday, March 28, and Saturday, March 29 in City Park, has helped raise money to provide grants to more than 100 families dealing with the effects of [...]

Krewe of Red Beans & Rice Show Off Mardi Gras Costumes

Krewe of Red Beans & Rice parades with the Treme Brass Band from Port and Royal through the Marigny and Treme neighborhoods to the Backstreet Cultural Museum on Lundi Gras at 2 p.m. The Krewe first paraded in 2009 after founder Devin De Wulf had great success with a suit he’d decorated with Camellia red [...]

Saving Shell Beach:
Louisiana Fisheries and a Way of Life through Music

If there is one thing that is characteristic of New Orleans and Louisiana, we support our own. Local musicians are well-known for stepping up to the plate to help others in times of trouble through appearances at benefit concerts. On October 10, Dr. John, Colin Lake, Kristin Diable and more will perform at the Howlin’ [...]

70th Birthday Party for Treme Brass Band’s Benny Jones Sr.

“If you love music, come party with Benny,” says the invite—Okay, that narrows things down a bit. What if you love music, and love the Treme Brass Band? They should draw even more. And if you love music, and love the Treme Brass Band’s snare drummer, Benny Jones, Sr?  Heck, that ought to cover everybody [...]

New Orleans Concert Picks of the Week: August 8 – 14, 2013

Hungry for live music… Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of August 8 – 14, 2013 featuring: Sarah Quintana, Bonerama, Flow Tribe, the Hot 8 Brass Band, Alexis and the Samurai, the Treme Brass Band, and Beth Patterson. August 8August 9August 10August 11 August 12August 13August 14 [...]

Photos: Satchmo Summerfest 2013 Highlights

Last weekend (August 2-4) on the grounds of the old U.S. Mint, hot jazz stymied sweltering temperatures as local favorites Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns, Allen Toussaint, Kermit Ruffins, the Treme Brass Band, John Boutte, OffBeat August issue featured artist Robin Barnes, and more stirred the crowd at Satchmo Summerfest. OffBeat photographer Kim Welsh [...]

Guiding Spirits: Jazz Fest Tributes to Coco Robicheaux, Uncle Lionel, Bob French & Hadley Castille

Last year at French Quarter Fest, a number of his friends and bandmates joined for a tribute to the late voodoo bluesman Coco Robicheaux. And midway through the set, a strange phenomenon occurred. “Apparently a big queen bee got disturbed so a whole hive moved out over the crowd, “recalls singer Irene Sage, who was [...]

OffBeat’s Concert Picks of the Week: March 21-27, 2013

Louisiana Music on Tour Full Concert Calendar   THURSDAY, MARCH 21 Chickie Wah Wah: Creole String Beans (RB) 8p New Orleans Arena: Alicia Keyes (RB) 8p Ogden Museum of Southern Art: John Boutte (JV) 6p Alicia Keys plays the New Orleans Arena on Thursday.     FRIDAY, MARCH 22 Carrollton Station: Jimmy Robinson, Cranston Clements [...]

Ezra Credit: Better Than Ezra, Krewe of Rocckus’ Kevin Griffin Chats

Though born in the blues and baptized in brass, New Orleans can still rock. Case in point: longtime stalwarts Better Than Ezra. The band broke onto the national scene with 1995’s Deluxe, your typical overnight success story that was years in the making. Singer-guitarist Kevin Griffin puzzles at the paradox, noting, “It took us seven [...]

Kid Merv: Drinking from the Source

If you’re a musician in New Orleans, you’re never far from the source. In the case of trumpeter/vocalist Mervin “Kid Merv” Campbell, he’s got it coming and going. His great uncle, Kid Rena, was a local star during the infancy of jazz in the early 20th Century, a rival of Louis Armstrong’s who replaced Satchmo [...]