Ring in the New Year...New Orleans style! It will be an unforgettable night of dancing to the high energy New Orleans brass band the Dirty Dozen! This party (for adults only!) will keep you buzzing into the new year...guaranteed! Cocktails, fun and games, horny jazz, Champagne countdown, and you there in the middle of it all. We know how to throw a party, and they are just getting better every year!
21 and Over only
Tickets: $35 advance / $40 day of
Available at Music Coop in Ashland or Online
Doors: 8:30 pm
Full bar and Food Available
Location: The Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak Street Ashland, Or
Dirty Dozen Brass Band
While traditional numbers infused with a DDBB flavor have always been crowd-pleasing staples of the group’s repertoire, it’s the Dirty Dozen Brass Band’s willingness to look beyond the New Orleans songbook and find connections amongst a wider range of music that has endeared them to critics, fellow musicians and a multi-generational, global audience. They’ve been embraced enthusiastically by the jam-band followers at Bonnaroo as well as by the devotees who flock to the yearly New Orleans Jazz Fest. Acts like the Black Crowes and Widespread Panic have taken them on tour and artists from Dizzy Gillespie to Elvis Costello to Norah Jones have joined them in the studio. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, DDBB participated in the From the Big Apple to the Big Easy benefit at New York City’s Madison Square Garden and offered its own response to the aftermath of the disaster with an acclaimed 2006 song-by-song remake of Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On. Their music has been featured on the HBO series, Treme, named after the New Orleans mid-city neighborhood where the band had formed, and the group performed on screen with Galactic and rapper Juvenile in Season 2. New Orleans remains a wellspring of musical inspiration and DDBB is a living, breathing embodiment of the continued vitality and evolution of the sounds of the city.
Also playing: DJ Dragonfly! He'll be dropping a New Orleans-inspired swing womp set!
Named by peers as "the DJ's-DJ" his artform is his intimate command of the dancefloor. Known as a purveyor of all genres, tonight he brings to NYE in Ashland his long time love of all things that swing! Deep crate digging has unearthed sizzling juke joint gems that fuse retro vintage sounds with future-forward dance music. Electro swing, whomp jazz, dixie dubstep, nu-bass flapper funk plus live drum samples - and you'll be sure to get your Gatsby on!
Past festival appearances include: Lightning in a Bottle, Symbiosis, Envision (Costa Rica), Enchanted Forest, Northern Nights, Lucidity, Earthdance, Burning Man, Stilldream, Manifest, Great Convergence (Egypt), Shambala (Canada), Beloved, Eclipse(Australia), Mystic Garden, Raindance Festival, Harmony Festival, Sonic Bloom, Wanderlust, Foreverland and many others...
As a consummate crate-digger his days are spent down the rabbit-holes of sound, constantly discovering emerging talent and the hidden gems of sonic possibility. As a percussionist who’s adventured extensively around the globe, his mixes span all tempos and all genres of electronic dance music, while his sets are drenched in global idioms, accented with tribal motifs and woven into intoxicating rhythms and groove.