Derrick Freeman’s Soul Brass Band is quickly becoming a New Orleans staple, as the bandleader and percussionist has created quite the resume for himself. With twenty years under his belt with Kermit Ruffins, studying under and collaborating with legends such as Ellis Marsalis, Harold Batiste, and Shannon Powell, Freeman and his Soul Brass Band are steeped in that NOLA-style brass band tradition that knows how to bring the party. And they are coming to New York City to celebrate Mardi Gras as an official Tulane NY Mardi Gras Party on Wednesday, March 1st at DROM (purchase tickets here).
Playing alongside Freeman is an accomplished cast made up of Michael Watson, James Martin, Aron Lambert, Steven “Tuba Steve” Glenn, John Michael Bradford, and Bernard Grobman. The group has played Jazz Fests all over the world, including Ascona, Switzerland and Copenhagen, Denmark, and iconic venues such as the Apollo Theatre, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, House of Blues in New Orleans and Chicago, just to name a few.
If you are in NYC and want to get in a proper Mardi Gras celebration, make sure to check out Derrick Freeman’s Soul Brass Band. It will be a show you won’t want to miss.
Tickets are currently on-sale and can be purchased here.
– Show Info –
Band: Derrick Freeman’s Soul Brass Band w/ Support
Venue: DROM – 85 Avenue A. New York, NY 10009
Date: Wednesday – March 1st, 2017
Time: 7pm Doors / 8pm Show
Tickets: $12adv / $15dos (purchase here)