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This Craft Nation

May 26, 2017

The is the first full interview we're sharing from the trip, and it features Gregory Davis, founding member and trumpet player for the legendary Dirty Dozen Brass Band of New Orleans. Gregory sat with Fred and Kyle on the patio of the Maple Leaf Bar on Oak Street. The band is celebrating forty remarkable years of music this year, and Gregory generously shares the history of how they came together and how their early days of rehearsal-like jam sessions blended the music of traditional brass bands,R & B, and jazz created the Dirty Dozen Brass Band as we know them.  They’re an ingenious mix, combining and enlivening traditional methods with a modern perspective and approach.  They’ve not only created an entire segment or style of music, they’ve also brought daylight to instruments and historical music that could’ve long since gone away.