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Event Archive - Back to New Orleans: Jonnie Bridgman, Shanna Dance

Sat. April 8th 2017 Hermann's Jazz Club (All Ages)
8:00pm doors at 6:00pm
20/18 at the door only.

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Music: Jazz / Blues
Two years ago, two musical lovebirds put on a concert to help fund their dream vacation to New Orleans to experience firsthand the incredible music and culture of Jazz’s first city. Their memorable trip has led to new music to explore, new collaborations, an even greater appreciation for the extraordinary musicians who live there and the inspiration for Victoria’s first New Orleans Style Brass Band.

On Saturday, April 8, vocalist Shanna Dance and saxophonist Jonnie Bridgman will be hosting the sequel to this concert alongside some of Victoria’s finest musicians at Hermann’s Jazz Club. The night will feature a wide range of music ranging from Dixieland to soulful R&B and Funk. The concert will also feature Jonnie’s newest project, the Jonnie 5 Brass Band. Probably the only band of it’s kind on the island, the Jonnie 5 bring a high-energy brass and percussion powered sound inspired by the great tradition of New Orleans brass bands such as the Dirty Dozen, Hot 8 and Rebirth brass bands. Throughout the night you will hear the music of Louis Armstrong, Fats Domino, John Boutte, Jon Cleary, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Trombone Shorty and more!

Shanna Dance – vocals
Jonnie Bridgman – saxophones
Thomas Kinzel – piano
Ross MacDonald – bass
David Emery - drums

Julia Knight - trumpet
David Chase - trumpet
Jason Dolynny - trombone
Holly Dronyk - sousaphone
Geoff Mason - drums

Remaining tickets sold at door at 7:30pm


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