June 6 ~ Extra Crispy Brass Band (Milwaukee,WI)
The Extra Crispy Brass Band (or EC Brass Band or ECBB) plays New Orleans- style brass band music inspired by the great contemporary bands such as the Dirty Dozen, Hot Eight, Rebirth, and New Birth Brass Bands as well as traditional outfits such as the Olympia and Mahogany Brass Bands. The EC Brass Band’s repertoire includes pieces from the turn of last century (1900!), traditionals by Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet, modern funk tunes, and originals.
The Extra Crispy Brass Band played its first show on September 1, 2011, at the venerable Uptowner in Riverwest, Milwaukee and has since played a slew of high profile gigs at Bastille Days, Turner Hall Ballroom, Burnhearts Fest, and the WMSE Backyard BBQ as well as doing educational shows at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and public schools in greater Milwaukee. They held down a bi-weekly residency at the Uptowner for a year and a half that became a favorite event for music lovers and swing dancers alike.