Mardi Gras Mambo – fest. Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Nathan & The Zydeco Cha-Chas

The Big Easy in Buffalo 15th Annual Mardi Gras Jam:
Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Nathan & The Zydeco Cha-Chas
Organ Fairchild
Thursday March 24
Buffalo Iron Works
7pm Door, 7:30pm Show
The Big Easy in Buffalo and Buffalo Iron Works are extending Carnival Season with the Mardi Gras Mambo tour featuring Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Nathan & The Zydeco Cha-Chas, plus Buffalo’s own Organ Fairchild!
Celebrating over 40 years since their founding in 1977, New Orleans-based Dirty Dozen Brass Band has taken the traditional foundation of brass band music and incorporated it into a blend of genres including Bebop Jazz, Funk and R&B/Soul. This unique sound, described by the band as a ‘musical gumbo,’ has allowed the Dirty Dozen to tour across 5 continents and more than 30 countries, record 12 studio albums and collaborate with a range of artists from Modest Mouse to Widespread Panic to Norah Jones. Forty-plus years later, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band is a world famous music machine whose name is synonymous with genre-bending romps and high-octane performances.
Nathan formed The Cha-Chas back in 1985, and since then has brought his unique take on this regional South Louisiana music to all corners of the globe. From Lincoln Center in New York to The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Nathan’s music has crossed all barriers to speak to the very heart of his audience. Nathan was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2005 and honored with the Zydeco Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The Cha-Chas have been voted the top Festival Band in the country, and have won the coveted Big Easy award for Best Zydeco Band for several years running.
Individually, these veteran WNY musicians have performed in projects and one-offs with Bob Weir, Rob Wasserman, Robbie Krieger, Nels Cline, Tony Rice, moe., Oteil Burbridge, Steve Kimock, Keller Williams, Strangefolk, Gibb Droll, Big Leg Emma, Juggling Suns and more. But since 2020, they’ve been joined together in the pursuit of groovy tunes and juicy jams in a high-powered organ trio format. Seriously, get ready to get down with Organ Fairchild!
Since 2007 The Big Easy in Buffalo has brought New Orleans and Louisiana music and culture to the Western New York region several times a year for free and low cost live performance, as well as music education and mentoring for local musicians, students, and the community. Through The Big Easy in Buffalo thousands of students, dozens of local bands, and countless audience members in Western New York have been exposed to this unique American culture.

The Big Easy in Buffalo is made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Hochul and the NYS Legislature, Erie County,, Dick & Jenny’s, National Fuel Gas Co., and Buffalo Iron Works.

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Mar 24 2022


7:00 pm


Buffalo Iron Works
Buffalo, NY

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