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Rebirth Brass Band - 100% match to The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Genres: Funk Jazz R&B / Soul
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Kermit Ruffins - 68% match to The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Genres: Jazz
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Professor Longhair - 56% match to The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Genres: Blues Cajun & Zydeco Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Henry Roeland Byrd, 19 December 1918, Bogalusa, Louisiana, USA, d. 30 January 1980, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Byrd grew up in New Orleans where he was part of a novelty dance team in the 30s. He also played piano, accompanying John Lee ‘Sonny Boy’ Williamson. After wartime service, Byrd gained a residency at the Caldonia club, whose owner christened him Professo Read more

Jon Cleary - 43% match to The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Genres: Blues Funk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1964, Kent, England. This respected UK blues keyboard player has carved out a niche as a session player backing artists from a diverse range of genres, in addition to maintaining a low-key solo career with his funk band the Absolute Monster Gentlemen.The first instrument Cleary learned was the guitar, and he played in several punk bands before graduat Read more

Earl King - 37% match to The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Genres: Blues Funk
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Earl Silas Johnson IV, 7 February 1934, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 17 April 2003, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The son of a blues pianist, King became an accomplished guitarist and singer with local bands before making his first recordings in 1953 for Savoy Records (‘Have You Gone Crazy’, credited to Earl Johnson) and Specialty Records (‘A Mother’s L Read more

James Booker - 36% match to The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 December 1939, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 8 November 1983, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. As an exceptionally talented child, Booker studied classical piano, but balanced his virtuosity with blues and boogie learned from Isidore ‘Tuts’ Washington and Edward Frank. In his early teens he appeared on radio WMRY and formed a band he called Booker Boy And The Rhyt Read more

Allen Toussaint - 31% match to The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Genres: Funk Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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14 January 1938, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. This influential artist first came to prominence in the mid-50s as the touring piano player with Shirley And Lee. The duo’s producer, Dave Bartholomew, began using Toussaint on several recording sessions, including those of Smiley Lewis and, on a handful of occasions, Fats Domino. The artist’s solo debut came in 1958 wi Read more

Smiley Lewis - 31% match to The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Overton Amos Lemons, 5 July 1913, DeQuincy, Louisiana, USA, d. 7 October 1966, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. While failing to gain the commercial plaudits his work deserved, this New Orleans-based artist was responsible for some of that city’s finest music. He made his recording debut, as Smiling Lewis, in 1947, but his strongest work appeared during the 50s. ‘The B Read more

Preservation Hall Jazz Band - 30% match to The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Genres: Jazz
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Galactic - 27% match to The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Genres: Funk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Despite being responsible for such funky sounds, Galactic’s founding members, Jeff Raines (guitar) and Robert Mercurio (bass), were originally in Washington DC, USA-based punk bands. It was only after relocating to New Orleans, Louisiana, that the duo began playing the funk and soul inflected sounds closely associated with the area (the Meters, the Neville Brothers, Dr. Jo Read more

The Neville Brothers - 26% match to The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Genres: Cajun & Zydeco Christian & Gospel Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Neville Brothers represent the essence of 40 years of New Orleans music distilled within one family unit. The Nevilles comprise Art (Arthur Lanon Neville, 17 December 1937, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; keyboards/vocals), Charles (b. 28 December 1938, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; saxophone/flute), Aaron Neville (b. 24 January 1941, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; vocals/ke Read more

Eddie Bo - 25% match to The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Edwin J. Bocage, 20 September 1930, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. After serving in the army, Bocage enrolled at the Grunewald School of Music to study piano and music theory. His penchant for playing jazz and the more remunerative R&B led to him leading the house band at the Tijuana Club as ‘Spider’ Bocage. Later, with the Spider Bocage Orchestra, he toured with Read more

Henry Butler - 25% match to The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Genres: Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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21 September 1949, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. A pianist, vocalist and composer, Butler’s work explores ethnic, gospel, blues and European classical traditions as part of a refreshingly eclectic take on contemporary jazz. Blind since birth, he has also become one of the most prominent sightless photographers in America with exhibitions in several major cities.

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Dr. John - 23% match to The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Genres: Blues Cajun & Zydeco Funk Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Stanton Moore - 22% match to The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Genres: Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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9 July 1972, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Playing drums from an early age, Moore drew upon several aspects of the rich music scene of New Orleans. Based in the city, in the early 90s he played regularly with Galactic, a funk band for which his assertive drum style was admirably suited. Meanwhile, Moore was studying music and business at Loyola University and soon after gradu Read more


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