Red Hook Ramblers, Hungry March Band

Red Hook Ramblers

New York City's premier hot jazz band, the Red Hook Ramblers have merged traditional jazz with a modern sensibility since 2005. Fromthe rugged seaside artist enclave of Red Hook, Brooklyn, the young band quickly became the leading torchbearers of hot jazz while expanding and updating the sound, look, and attitude long associated with traditional dixieland bands. The Ramblers' popular original songs blend in the classic repertoire, pulling early jazz directly into the 21st century. Their unique style has allowed them to gain a
wide fan-base and perform wildly diverse shows.

In June 2012, the Red Hook Ramblers were selected by Jazz at Lincoln Center to open their 2012 New Orleans music celebration, headlined by Ellis Marsalis, Jonathan Batiste, and Henry Butler. In past years, they’ve headlined the Louis Armstrong House Museum’s birthday celebrations, toured Switzerland in 2009, and opened for the Squirrel Nut Zippers. In 2010, they were named the National Football League New York Jets’ Home Game Hype Band, performing at each home game at Meadowlands Stadium. Since 2011 the band have scored hot jazz soundtracks to silent films by Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin and Harold Lloyd. The soundtracks have been performed in a series to sold-out crowds in Brooklyn's famous Jalopy Theatre, and have been praised by New York journalists.

The Red Hook Ramblers have established themselves as in-demand live burlesque musicians through residencies at The Slipper Room, Galapagos Art Space's Floating Kabarette, The Rum House and The Way Station, as well as appearances in other neo-vaudeville productions, working closely with world-famous burlesque performers of all stripes. They are currently headlining a series of shows sponsored by Catdaddy Moonshine with the performer Rosie 151. Additionally, the Ramblers infectious rhythms are wildly appreciated among swing dancers and are featured in regular appearances at Boston's Swing Central.

A six-piece band composed of trumpet, trombone, clarinet, tuba, banjo, drums (and often piano), the band has a broad and rich amount of experience and influence from their band members, seasoned by time in numerous jazz, punk-rock, country, blues, and classical groups. This translates vividly in their wild, humorous, and engaging live performances, and original songwriting which blends potently with their repertoire of all the blues and jazz classics by Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Hoagy Carmichael, etc.

The band has released an album of all-original hot jazz songs titled Something More Sinister, and have released two EPs of cylinder recordings from sessions at the Edison Museum of Orange, New Jersey, recorded on a 1908 phonograph. Their recordings have been featured in commercials and films across the globe. The Red Hook Ramblers are intent on bringing hot jazz into the 21st century, pleasing both modern ears and fans of traditional jazz everywhere.

The Red Hook Ramblers are:
Jason Benjamin – Trumpet, Vocals
Chris Cortier – Trombone, Vocals
Janelle Reichman – Clarinet, Vocals
Chris Johnson – Banjo, Piano, Vocals
Joe Exley – Tuba
Curt Garey – Drums

Hungry March Band

Roaring out of Brooklyn comes the Hungry March Band, NYC's legendary street brass march band in the anarchic style that has become their trademark . Put on your dancing shoes and break out the fancy threads because they’ve got a party going on - a blazing parade of flesh, blood, steel, brass and wood. They are the music of the people! HMB musical repertoire consists of original compositions written by band members as well as scores selected from our multi-cultural world community. These songs range from New Orleans street bands, European brass traditions, Gypsy/Roma classics, wedding brass bands from India, the jazz world and the global community of NYC. The band is an ever evolving musical experiment influenced and inspired from Brooklyn’s backyard with Latin flavor, punk rock noise, hip hop beats and music of the streets.

Joro-Boro is a crunk charlatan born in Bulgaria.

He plays and promotes etnoteck, glitch-folk and post-national bass - the dirty local side of globalization force-fed back into a party without borders detonating the conglomerated mono-culture.

Joro-Boro hosted MoGlo (Modern Global) on Radio New York 91.5FM, has toured with Balkan Beat Box, and has performed with artists ranging from Bassnectar to Tinariwen.

He established himself over seven years as the resident DJ in the Bulgarian Bar (Mehanata) in New York City. In 2007 he left his residency there and developed the charlatan/artist alter ego Joro De Boro.

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