About Rebirth Brass Band
The Rebirth Brass Band have been at the forefront of the brass band revival that they helped kick off almost 30 years ago. Formed by the Frazier brothers, Phil and Keith, along with Kermit Ruffins in 1983, The Rebirth Brass band has gone from playing on corners in the French Quarter to selling out concert halls across the world and appearing in David Simon’s HBO hit “Tremé.”
It’s been a long road, but The Rebirth Brass Band has become one of the most beloved brass bands in New Orleans and around the world. Since their founding, they’ve developed a signature brand of heavy funk that has influenced not only New Orleans’ brass band culture but acted as a precursor to the wildly popular “bounce” hip-hop style the city is known for.
This band is important in many ways, and their legacy has taken a turn for the historic: in 2012 they became the first brass band to win a Grammy Award (Best Regional Roots Music Album). No band exemplifies the essence and soul of New Orleans like Rebirth Brass Band.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“A New Orleans institution since the 1980s, the Rebirth Brass Band updates the traditional strutting rhythms and continuous improvisation of New Orleans parades with an infusion of funk. It doesn’t need microphones, amplifiers or anything but breath and rhythm to make a crowd jump.” —New York Times