New Orleans-based future funk act Naughty Professor has recently announced a run of dates, which includes a headlining show in New York City on Thursday, March 23rd at American Beauty – with special guest vocalist Cole DeGenova (purchase tickets here). Watch the tour video below to get a taste for DeGenova’s pipes:
With a frontline horn section, and a jazz-inspired, funk-formulating rhythm section, anything is possible with these guys. With the release of 2016’s In The Flesh, the group catapulted into the spotlight, garnering the respect from fellow Big Easy musicians and acts such as George Porter Jr., The Revivalists, Galactic, and Rebirth Brass Band.
Now, with a new album on the way Identity, featuring special guest collaborators from the New Orleans music scene, the sound of Naughty Professor is even more refined. Similar to the approach of fellow instrumental jazz/funk experts Snarky Puppy and their Family Dinner sessions, the band’s upcoming album will feature special guest spots from Ivan Neville (Dumpstaphunk), Benny Bloom (Lettuce), Mike Dillon, members of The Soul Rebels, and many more. So far, we’ve been graced with these tastes of what’s to come.
The first release of the single “Stray,” which features David Shaw, lead singer of The Revivalists, further cemented the respect of their NOLA brethren, as the 6-piece group combines complex compositions with the ability to improvise and take things to another level. Elements of the group’s jazz influence can easily be heard, but those futuristic funky stylings are what make any Naughty Professor show a good ol’ fashioned party!
Naughty Professor ft. David Shaw (The Revivalists) “Stray”:
The second release is the hot new single “Darker Daze” which features Jurassic 5 MC Chali 2na and NOLA-based vocalist/guitarist Dexter Gilmore. Chali 2na and Naughty Professor have spent several weeks on the road together, playing both originals from each and an impressive medley of J5 classics. Check out the studio original “Darker Daze” video, followed by a video from their live collaboration from The Joy Theatre.
Naughty Professor ft. Chali 2na “Darker Daze”:
To get a taste of Naughty Professor’s live performance, in the flesh of their own original compositions, check out their video of “In The Tribe” from their first album below.
The diverse sounds of Naughty Professor is undeniable, and this American Beauty show in NYC is going to be a NOLA party of epic proportions. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday, January 20th at 1pm EDT and can be purchased at the following link.
– Show Info –
Artist: Naughty Professor with support TBD
Venue: American Beauty NYC
Date: Thursday – March 23rd, 2017
Tickets: $12.50adv / $15dos (Purchase HERE)