Personalities | Dirty Dozen Brass Band | Eighties | Jazz & Blues

(Instrumental group, 1975–present)

Drawing from the age-old parade-band tradition of New Orleans, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band revolutionized the form by drawing on the bebop repertoire and incorporating elements of contemporary R&B into the joyful mix. The innovative group revitalized the brass-band tradition in the 1980s, inspiring a new generation of brass bands to incorporate popular themes of the day into those infectious grooves. During the 1980s the DDBB recorded for Concord, Rounder and Columbia.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel


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