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The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Galactic (L) and Dirty Dozen Brass Band (R).
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This week, Musician’s Spotlight features an audience with some of the Crescent City’s funkiest musical kings.  In 2010, John Floridis spoke with drummer Stanton Moore and sax and harmonica player Ben Ellman of Galactic, the jam band that’s been “holding uptown down with that funky sound” since 1994. In 2011, vocalist and baritone saxophonist Roger Lewis of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band told John how the legendary group - which began in 1977 as the house band for the Dirty Dozen Social Aid and Pleasure Club - has injected r&b and modern jazz into the brass band heritage of New Orleans.