The Rebirth Brass Band: A Mardi Gras celebration!



8 p.m., Friday, February 10, 2012
Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts
Ticket: $35, $30

Image: Rebirth BrassFairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts presents a Mardis Gras celebration with authentic sounds of New Orleans when it hosts the Grammy-nominated The Rebirth Brass Band, at 8 p.m., Friday, February 10, 2012. Tickets are $35, $30, with discounts for children and seniors.

Simply put, The Rebirth Brass Band is a New Orleans institution. Formed in 1983 by the now legendary Frazier brothers, Phil and Keith, the band has evolved from playing the streets of the French Quarter to playing festivals and stages all over the world. Rebirth is committed to upholding the tradition of brass bands while at the same time incorporating modern music into their shows. Their signature brand of brass funk has won over several generations of music lovers. And in a post-Katrina world, their name and music have become synonymous to the soundtrack of their musically rich hometown.

Rebirth Brass Band's "Rebirth of New Orleans" on Basin Street Records is a nominee for the 2012 Grammy Award in the Best Regional Roots Music Album category. In the sometimes-stringent competition among brass bands, Rebirth is the undisputed leader of the pack, and they show no signs of slowing down. Hailed by the New York Times as "a New Orleans institution," the Rebirth Brass Band have been at the forefront of the brass band revival that they helped kick off almost 30 years ago. It's been a long road, but The Rebirth Brass Band has become one of the most beloved brass bands in New Orleans and around the world.

Tickets are available through the Quick Center Box Office: (203) 254-4010, or toll-free 1-877-ARTS-396 (1-877-278-7396). Tickets can also be purchased online at www.fairfield.edu/quick.

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Fairfield University at 1073 North Benson Road in Fairfield, Connecticut. Entrance to the Quick Center is through the Barlow Road gate at 200 Barlow Road. Free, secure parking is available. Access for people with disabilities is available throughout the Quick Center for audience members and performers. Hearing amplification devices are available upon request at the Box Office. Fairfield University is located off exit 22 of Interstate-95. For further information and directions, call (203) 254-4010 or 1-877-278-7396, or visit www.fairfield.edu/quick.

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Media Contact: Mike Horyczun, (203) 254-4000 ext. 2647, mhoryczun@fairfield.edu

Posted on February 3, 2012

Vol. 44, No. 187