Regattbar

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2019-03-05

7:30PM

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"More than a little chaotic - by design. It's also immensely enjoyable, whipping up high spirits without the need of any visual theatrics. It should set the feet of most of its listeners dancing, or marching."- The Arts Fuse

Revolutionary Snake Ensemble Mardi Gras Party, with Special Guests ALONZO DEMETRIUS & BRIAN RICHBURG JR.


REVOLUTIONARY SNAKE ENSEMBLE returns to Regattabar for the party that is a Boston Mardi Gras tradition - don't miss it! This show has sold out repeatedly in past years - get your tickets early!!

The evening will feature two young talents who are destined for big things in the music world - see and hear them now and remember their names! Drummer and New Orleans native BRIAN RICHBURG JR. and extraordinary trumpeter ALONZO DEMETRIUS have appeared individually with musicians such as Nicholas Payton, Terence Blanchard, Donald Harrison, Jr, Ellis Marsalis, Tia Fuller, and many others, and together will help kick the groove up to the next major level!

Labeled "explosive" by the Boston Globe, two-time New England Music Award nominees "Revolutionary Snake Ensemble continue to push the brass band tradition forward in an entirely original way, all the while making music that's a heck of a lot of fun." (NY Jazz Record)

New Orleans' Offbeat Magazine says "New Orleans brass band meets Sun Ra and Ornette Coleman - fiery yet booty-shaking music - it's a stone cold killer diller! ... Most bands can't get the New Orleans stuff right, but the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble is one of the few who does and then takes it in fascinating directions."

And Seattle's KBCS adds that "[RSE] continues to mine the vein of New Orleans - with post-bop, and touches of Avant - this band cooks; edgy, raucous, fun, and first rate!...kick start any party you're thinking about throwing."

Drummer BRIAN RICHBURG JR. was born and raised in New Orleans, and began playing in his father's church at an early age. Growing up in New Orleans exposed him to the diverse sounds & cultures that define the unique music of that city. RICHBURG's drumming incorporates the African and Caribbean inspired rhythms of New Orleans street bands. He has appeared with Nicholas Payton, Donald Harrison Jr., Ellis Marsalis, Christian Scott, Delfeayo Marsalis, Amina Figarova, and many others. RICHBURG is also an ASCAP Louis Prima Award winner.

Trumpeter ALONZO DEMETRIUS is a multi-faceted trumpet player and composer from Plainsboro, NJ. In high demand due to his versatility and technical precision, he has worked with an ever-growing list of notable and stylistically diverse musicians, including Terence Blanchard, Terri Lyne Carrington, Christian Scott, Bilal, Chris Turner, Jason Palmer, Sean Jones, and Tia Fuller.

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