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Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 8:00 PM EDT

× WP Presents! and Jazz Room Series present The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Celebrating over 45 years since their founding in 1977, New Orleans-based Dirty Dozen Brass Band has taken the traditional foundation of brass band music and incorporated it into a blend of genres including Bebop Jazz, Funk and R&B/Soul. This unique sound, described by the band as a ‘musical gumbo,’ has allowed the Dirty Dozen to tour across 5 continents and more than 30 countries, record 12 studio albums and collaborate with a range of artists from Modest Mouse to Widespread Panic to Norah Jones. Forty-five-plus years later, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band is a world-famous music machine whose name is synonymous with genrebending romps and high-octane performances.

Members include: Roger Lewis - Baritone Sax/Vocals Kevin Harris - Tenor Sax/Vocals Gregory Davis - Trumpet/Vocals Kirk Joseph - Sousaphone TJ Norris - Trombone/Vocals Julian Addison - Drums Takeshi Shimmura - Guitar

In 1977, The Dirty Dozen Social and Pleasure Club in New Orleans began showcasing a traditional Crescent City brass band. It was a joining of two proud, but antiquated, traditions at the time: social and pleasure clubs dated back over a century to a time when black southerners could rarely afford life insurance, and the clubs would provide proper funeral arrangements. Brass bands, early predecessors of jazz as we know it, would often follow the funeral procession playing somber dirges, then once the family of the deceased was out of earshot, burst into jubilant dance tunes as casual onlookers danced in the streets. By the late '70s, few of either existed. The Dirty Dozen Social and Pleasure Club decided to assemble this group as a house band, and over the course of these early gigs, the seven-member ensemble adopted the venue's name: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band.

Reserved Seating: Gold Circle $45 • Orchestra/Front Loge $40 • Rear Loge $35• Senior and WP Community a 10% discount is available, please visit the box office.

Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended. There is an additional $5 charge PER TICKET if purchased at the box office on the evening of the show.

William Paterson University is committed to reducing the risk of exposure to COVID-19. To minimize exposure all visitors are required to adhere to state and local laws and University health policies to ensure the safety of our community.

WP is a mask-friendly campus. Masks are no longer required indoors.
Please click HERE to visit our COVID 19 safety protocols information page for the most up to date information.

This performance is being sold to full capacity. Please take your personal comfort level into consideration prior to purchasing tickets.



Additional discounts may be available by calling the Box Office.
There is a $4 per order fee for all sales not made in person at the Box Office.
Box Office hours are Monday and Friday 10 am - 2 pm, Tuesday through Thursday 10 am - 5 pm and one hour prior to the event.
There is a $5 per order fee for mailed or printed tickets. E-Tickets/Print at Home tickets are included in the purchase price.
Discounts are limited to a maximum of 2 tickets. All additional tickets will be at the full public price.
All programs, artists, dates, policies, prices and times subject to change.
Valid government photo ID required for all transactions.
Lobby opens 60 minutes prior to event.
Late Seating is at the discretion of the management. Late Seating is not available for all events.

No Refunds or Exchanges. All Sales Are Final.

Please remember to advise our box office of wheelchair or other special needs prior to purchasing your tickets so that we may better assist you.

Venue

Shea Center for Performing Arts
William Paterson University- Shea Center
300 Pompton Rd
Wayne NJ 07470


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