STILL HAPPENING! -- Rebirth Brass Band w/ Paa Kow's By All Means Band and Astronomix
2637 Welton Street
Denver, CO, 80205
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM (event ends at 2:00 AM)
This event is 16 and over
Rebirth Brass Band
Simply put, The Rebirth Brass Band is a New Orleans institution. Formed in 1983 by the now infamous Frazier brothers, the band has evolved from playing the streets of the French Quarter to playing festivals and stages all over the world.
Rebirth is committed to upholding the tradition of brass bands while at the same time incorporating modern music into their show. Their signature brand of brass funk has won over several generations of music lovers, and in a post-Katrina world, their name and music have become the soundtrack to their musically rich hometown.
In the wake of the sometimes-stringent competition amongst brass bands, Rebirth is the undisputed leader of the pack, and they show no signs of slowing down.
Paa Kow's By All Means Band
The name of the band comes from a group of session musicians that got a gig, without a formal band name. After the set, someone came from the audience and asked, "What is the name of this band?" An then we said, "We don't have a name, but by all means we will play for you!" After that, we started using the name By All Means Band for all of our sessions that we played. When I came to America, I re-formed the By All Means Band with four members: Adam Holton on bass, Peyton Shuffield on congas and percussion, and Jake Ball on trumpet. We recorded an album called "Ghanerica" in 2008 and toured for a year before the band dissolved.
I moved from Memphis to Colorado to start my new project, an eight-piece group called "Paa Kow's By All Means Band," with Peyton Shuffield on percussion, Joel Michael Timm on trombone, Aaron Fichtner on guitar, Justin Fichtner on congas and percussion, Solomon Goldbas on keyboards, Noah Fulton-Beale on trumpet, and Andrew Simons on Bass.
My vision is to put together a huge band - an African orchestra, with a lot of percussions and a big horn section. Now I am looking forward to taking the band on the road and traveling the world.
By blending adventurous improvisation with tight compositions, Astronomix is able to craft unique sets that are never the same twice. Familiar themes, original songs and memorable melodies are dismantled and reorganized on the spot, creating a musical jigsaw puzzle full ripe with expressive virtuosity and mind bending improvisation.
An arsenal of exciting compositions, a knack for improvisation, and a fun stage presence make Astronomix a spectacle to be witnessed and an experience to be shared.
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