World famous music machine the Dirty Dozen Brass Band makes their way to the Kahilu Theatre stage on Friday, October 14th at 7pm.
Born over thirty-five years ago in the New Orleans neighborhood of Treme, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band revolutionized the New Orleans brass band by incorporating funk and bebop into the traditional style. Anchored by original members Roger Lewis, Kevin Harris, Gregory Davis, Efrem Towns, and Kirk Joseph, they are still breaking through boundaries of the traditional brass band to evolve into a highly lauded world-renowned musical force.
To describe how the Dirty Dozen Brass Band has arrived at this point, trumpet player Gregory Davis employs a tried-and-true New Orleans-centric analogy: “It ends up being like a pot of gumbo—you drop in a little okra, drop in a little shrimp, you drop in some crabs. Before you know it, you’ve mixed in all these different ingredients and you’ve got a beautiful soup. That was our approach to music early on and it still is today.”
They have revitalized the brass band in New Orleans and around the world, progressing from local parties, clubs, baseball games, and festivals in their early years to touring nearly constantly in the U.S. and in over 30 other countries on five continents. The Dirty Dozen have been featured guests on albums by artists including David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Dr. John, Buckwheat Zydeco, Dave Matthews Band, Modest Mouse, Widespread Panic, and the Black Crowes. The band is sure to have concertgoers tapping their feet and shaking their tail feathers during the genre-bending romp and high-octane performance at Kahilu Theatre.
The Kahilu Theatre doors open at 6pm for the performance. There will be beverages and snacks available for sale at the Kahilu Theatre bar. The Kapa Kahilu exhibit, featuring some of today’s most respected kapa artists, is currently on display in the Kohala Gallery.
Tickets are $68 / $58 / $48 / $20 and available for purchase online at www.kahilutheatre.org, by calling (808) 885-6868, or at the Kahilu Theatre Box Office at 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Kamuela, HI 96743, Monday – Friday, from 9am to 1pm.
This performance is made possible by sponsorship from Mimi & Brian Kerley, Nancy Lematta, Bob & Nancy Male, Kona Brewing Company, and Fairmont Orchid.