The Grammy Award-winning Rebirth Brass Band will perform at Grinnell College on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Grinnell College. The performance, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Herrick Chapel, 1128 Park St., Grinnell.
Formed in 1983 by Phillip and Keith Frasier, the band is a true New Orleans institution. It has evolved from playing the streets of the French Quarter to performing at festivals and stages all over the world, and is now at the forefront of New Orleans brass. Known for its legendary Tuesday night gig at The Maple Leaf, a famous music bar in New Orleans, the Rebirth Brass Band has also appeared on the HBO television series "Treme," set in post-Katrina New Orleans.
While committed to upholding the tradition of brass bands, Rebirth Brass Band has also reached into the realms of funk and hip-hop to create its signature sound. In 2012, its album "Rebirth of New Orleans" won the Grammy Award for best regional roots music album.
"Rebirth can be precise whenever it wants to," writes The New York Times, "but it's more like a party than a machine. It's a working model of the New Orleans musical ethos: as long as everybody knows what they're doing, anyone can cut loose."
The Grinnell College Public Events Committee is sponsoring this concert.
Grinnell College welcomes the participation of people with disabilities. Herrick Chapel is equipped with an induction hearing loop system, which enables individuals with hearing aids set to T-Coil to hear the program. Information about parking and accessibility is available on the college's website: www.grinnell.edu. Accommodation requests may be made to Conference Operations at 641-269-3235 or calendar[at]grinnell[dot]edu.
The college also welcomes the presence of minors at all age-appropriate public events and for informal visits, with the understanding that a parent, legal guardian, or other responsible adult assumes full responsibility for their child's safety and behavior during such visits or events. In these cases the college expects that an adult responsible for the visiting child takes measures to ensure the child's safety and sees that the child complies with directions of college personnel. Grinnell College is not responsible for supervision of minors on campus.
About Grinnell College
Since its founding in 1846, Grinnell has become one of the nation's premier liberal arts colleges, enrolling 1,600 students from all 50 states and from as many countries. Grinnell's rigorous academic program emphasizes excellence in education for students in the liberal arts; the college offers the B.A. degree in a range of departments across the humanities, arts and sciences. Grinnell has a strong tradition of social responsibility and action, and self-governance and personal responsibility are key components of campus life. More information about Grinnell College is available at www.grinnell.edu.