SFJAZZ Presents A Night in Treme: Rebirth Brass Band, Kermit Ruffins, Big Sam Williams & More
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The last date listed for A Night in Treme was Friday June 10, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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The music was fantastic as anticipated, the crowd was great too; everybody came ready to have fun. The only negative is the sound quality where we were seated. It was muffled at best. Everyone in our section couldn't understand half of the narration. Very surprising for a music venue. I guess the orchestra is the only way to go.....
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A wonderful and exhilirating event with a lot of brass blowing hard; it might have been better as a street event since it was hard to get up and dance, but a lot of people did it anyway. A little more narration from Wendell Pierce and a few more...continued
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David Simon and Eric Overmyer’s acclaimed HBO series Treme (pronounced Tre-may) isn’t about the New Orleans music scene per se. But as a gritty, affectionate and ground level post-Katrina character study centered on the Crescent City neighborhood that gives the show its name, infectious New Orleans grooves tie the drama together and shine a welcome national spotlight on a place where music is inextricably woven into the fabric of every day life._ A Night In Treme_ showcases several of the irreplaceable artists who have appeared on the series as themselves, including the powerhouse Rebirth Brass Band, an institution for nearly three decades. Rebirth will be joined by other New Orleans mainstays, such as vocalist and trumpeter Kermit Ruffins, clarinetist Dr. Michael White, Mardi Gras Indian chief and alto saxophone star Donald Harrison Jr. and trombonist Big Sam Williams. Wendell Pierce, who plays the smooth talking trombonist Antoine Batiste on Treme, provides narration on the neighborhood’s history and the struggle to rebuild houses and lives after Katrina. It all adds up to a vivid musical portrait of a city that has shaped American (and international) music for more than a century.