Tuba Gin, New Orleans Jazz
Saturday, February 15 at 7:30 pm
The sinuous wisp of a clarinet from a balcony in the French quarter… the sultry growl of a plunger-muted trumpet in a back-alley speakeasy… the jangly guitar spilling out from a roadside juke-joint… an infectious swing propelling the aeronautics of Lindy-hop dancers… the irresistible beat and syncopated thump of a Bourbon Street Parade on Mardis Gras day… All these simmer together in a radium roux, electrifying the sound that is Tuba Gin. Based in Greenville, South Carolina, Tuba Gin plays a spicy gumbo of music, drawing from the traditional New Orleans jazz of Louis Armstrong and the classic blues of Bessie Smith, and incorporating the habeñera and clavé rhythms of the Caribbean, the Charleston, and New Orleans brass band funk, as well as the insistent back-beat of the blues, gospel, and rock and roll. Tuba Gin shares their intoxicating musical cocktail with any audience.