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Thursday, March 03, 2011

Funky Butt Brass Band

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PRESS RELEASE, March 1, 2010

St. Louis Jazz and Blues Vespers features on Sunday, March 20, at 6:00 pm in the Sanctuary of the Beatitudes of Second Baptist Church of St. Louis. The acoustically excellent sanctuary is located 1/2 mile west of the St. Louis Galleria at the intersection of Clayton Road and McKnight Road (one mile north of the McKnight intersection of Highway 40/I-64). This venue is offered to the best jazz and blues groups in the city to perform 100 minutes of popular music. The Vespers, held on the third Sunday of each month, are free to the public. There is a lighted, free, adjacent parking lot.

Funky Butt Brass Band was formed in 2008 by six musicians who respect and revere the New Orleans brass band tradition. Made up of members of Gumbohead, The Feed, Musica Slesa and other renowned St. Louis groups, the FBBB takes traditional New Orleans brass tunes and gives them a funky flavor, in the style of the Dirty Dozen and Rebirth Brass Bands. But don't be surprised if you also hear a little Motown, some Southern rock and a touch of straight-ahead Chicago blues.

The next St. Louis Jazz and Blues Vespers will be on Sunday, April 17 at 6:00 pm, featuring the Paul DeMarinis & the Webster University Jazz Faculty Quintet. For more information, go to our website, or call 314/991-3424.

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