Jambalaya Brass Band Returns To The Popular Mermaid Parade

In support of their latest CD release, On the Funky Side, Jambalaya Brass Band will be returning to march and perform at one of the most colorful events of the season in NYC, the 31st from 2-3pm.

New York (I-Newswire) June 17, 2013 - In support of their latest CD release, On the Funky Side (currently charting on the CMJ and The Roots Music Report Charts), Jambalaya Brass Band will be returning to march and perform at one of the most colorful events of the season in NYC, the 31st annual Mermaid Parade at Coney Island on Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. The parade will kick off at 1:00 pm at West 21st St. & Surf Ave. and end at Boardwalk & Steeplechase Plaza. Jambalaya Brass Band's previous CD, It's a Jungle Out There, resulted in heavy broadcast radio rotation on eighty-five stations nationwide, as well as countless national and worldwide Internet radio stations, and charted in the top five of the CMJ Charts, The Roots Music Report and the Cashbox Charts. This tight and tasty ensemble is the ultimate New Orleans party band which On The Funky Side reaffirms yet again with style and gusto, and Jambalaya Brass Band live is a flat-out celebration from start to finish.

At The Mermaid Parade, along with tunes from On the Funky Side and their previous successful CD It's a Jungle Out There, Jambalaya Brass Band will be performing other original and traditional favorites. The band's foundation will be provided by Ralph Hamperian on sousaphone, Dave Butler on snare drum, and Chauncey Yearwood on Bass Drum & cymbal-and this rhythm section cooks on high octane, so be sure to wear your dancing shoes! Filling out this tasty gumbo and adding the spice on top will be the trombone of Dave Gibson, the trumpet of Steve Gluzband, and the tenor sax of leader and founder Ric Frank, an alumnus of the Duke Ellington Orchestra.

" Jambalaya could stand side-by-side with . . . any New Orleans brass band in terms of sheer exuberance and energy . . . a party from start to finish."-Henry Smith for All About Jazz

The Jambalaya Brass Band is a group 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. 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 that incorporate elements of R&B, Gospel, Funk, Latin and Be-bop. They embody 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. The Band's arrangements are original and innovative while the playing is simultaneously precise and spontaneous, yet all is conceived with imagination and wit. After-all, this is New Orleans party music and Jambalaya Brass Band is always a joyous musical celebration as they have proven on many occasions. On the Funky Side is a rollicking musical journey and a great celebration of American music 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.

Show Time: Saturday, June 22, 2013, parade starts at 1:00 pm, Jambalaya Brass Band from 2:00 to 3:00 pm

Location: Starts at West 21st St. & Surf Ave. and ends at Boardwalk & Steeplechase Plaza (see Website) http://www.coneyisland.com/programs/mermaid-parade

Admission: Free

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

Contact: Janet Castiel, Redwood Entertainment Inc., Phone: (212) 543-9998

info@redwoodentertainment.com, www.redwoodentertainment.com

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Redwood Entertainment, Inc. is in the forefront of today's fast paced, quickly evolving entertainment industry. We offer proactive approaches to show business marketing, personal management, public relations, music radio promotion and internet marketing with an award-winning emphasis on music sales, and video and film production. Where we excel is in the originality and freshne...See More
Throughout the years since its inception, Redwood Entertainment, Inc.'s music and acting departments have been known for their comprehensive management, artist representation, and record label marketing services. The company's management and marketing projects have included Fahir Atakoglu, internationally renowned symphonic composer and conductor who as band leader, composer/pianist has released three Jazz/World Music CDs in the United States that have made it to #1 on the JazzWeek Charts; Painted on Water, featuring Eurovision winners Sertab Erener and Demir Demirkan, which is a fusion of World Music with Jazz and Pop influences; Sezen Aksu, Turkey's "First Lady of Song"; Grammy winner Ken Williams, an original writer of Alicia Keys' Grammy winning hit "You Don't Know My Name"; Kenny Seymour, musical director of Broadway's Tony Award winning Memphis; the legendary Jazz and session guitarist John Tropea; David Bennett Cohen, original keyboard player with Country Joe and the Fish; World Music/R&B/Hip-Hop/Reggae fusion band, Derrick N. Ashong & Soulfège led by Emmy nominated Derrick Ashong for his hosting of Al Jazeera English's The Stream; producer/singer/songwriter/guitarist Stephen McConnaughey; composer, producer and guitarist Larry Baeder; Fremont John, AC singer/songwriter; internationally renowned Spanish/Canadian singer/songwriter Luthea Salom; Spanish-Argentinean blues/rock artist Demian Dominguez; New York's own New Orleans second line Jambalaya Brass Band; rockers GIBlythe, featuring Geoffrey Blythe of Black 47 and formally of the U.K.'s Dexy's Midnight Runners; and many others.

Redwood's acting and comedy roster includes many prominent actors and comedians including Andrea Mezvinsky (voted 'America's Funniest Mom' on The Oprah Winfrey Show); comic Michele Balan, NBC's Last Woman Comic Standing and Nancy Lombardo (Saturday Night Live, Orange is the New Black) and many others. Other artists Redwood has worked with include Jazz singer Kevin Mahogany; Eden Riegel (Emmy Award winning actress who portrayed "Bianca," daughter of Susan Lucci, on the award winning soap All My Children); Annie Haslam (former lead singer of Renaissance); singer/songwriter Neshama Carlebach; R&B legend Chuck Jackson; Early Clover of the Coasters; and independent record labels Motema Music, and Young Pals Music, to name but a few.Less..

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