JAZZ FEST INDEX - 2004 Rochester INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

New Birth Brass Band

The New Birth Brass Band over at Milestones was the ultimate party band complete with a trumpet player announcing, "the more you drink, the better we sound" at about 7 o'clock in the evening. They were a Mardi Gras band that could not be confined to any stage. They circled the club as the crowd went wild. The drummers wore their bass and snare drums around their necks and the trumpet player did the circle of breath. They can play at my funeral. - photo by P Doddy - click photo to advance > next