Newport Jazz Festival: Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Airs Monday, April 5 at 8 p.m. This year actually marks three dozen years since the first incarnation of the group coalesced to resurrect a then-disappearing tradition — and infuse it with both bebop and funk. One of the original new-school New Orleans brass bands ignites dancing in the aisles and guarantees a good time. As with many a show since '77, there was dancing and handkerchief-waving aplenty, and several original members were present to anchor the proceedings.


Roger Hayward Lewis, baritone and soprano saxophone
Kevin Harris, tenor saxophone
Efrem Towns, trumpet/flugelhorn
Gregory Davis, trumpet/vocals
Kyle Roussel, organ
Kirk Joseph, sousaphone
O.C. Davis, drums

Set List

"Do it Fluid" (Donald Byrd cover)
"Blackbird Special"
"Get Up"
"Medley" Paul Barbarin's Second Line, E-flat Blues, When the Saints Go  Marching In
"Dirty Old Man"