A ‘Red Hot’ New Orleans event at BAM

for The Brooklyn Paper
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Get our stories in your inbox, free.

Like The Brooklyn Paper on Facebook.

The Big Easy is coming to Brooklyn.

On Dec. 3 and 4, the Brooklyn Academy of Music hosts “Red Hot + New Orleans,” two nights of hot jazz from musicians who call the Crescent City home.

“It’s going to be a true all-star revue of the music of New Orleans,” said Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, the program’s musical director and, as the name implies, a fierce trombonist. “It’ll sound and feel like they dropped the city of New Orleans going full tilt on New York.”

Andrews has brought together the likes of Kermit Ruffins, members of the Rebirth Brass Band, Dr. John, and Marc Broussard for the two-day festival, which also serves as an AIDS benefit. Past themed events at BAM have included 2008’s “Red Hot + Rio 2,” which celebrated the culture of Brazil, and, in 2006, “Red Hot + Riot Live,” which paid tribute to Nigerian musician Fela Kuti. Now, the music — and resilience — of New Orleans has a time to shine.

“Coming from New Orleans, music is all around you, it’s 24 hours a day,” said Andrews. “In my music, I try to get that flavor of the city in there to keep it going.”

“Red Hot + New Orleans” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music [30 Lafayette Ave. at Ashland Place in Fort Greene, (718) 636-4100], Dec. 3 and 4 at 8 pm. Tickets $25-$65. For info, visit

Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Get our stories in your inbox, free.

Like The Brooklyn Paper on Facebook.

Reader Feedback

Serge from NO says:
This will something you won't regret checking out. Kermit Ruffins in NYC with Shorty & Irma. Gotta grab Kermit's new one, Happy Talk, too!
Dec. 1, 2010, 2:12 pm

Enter your comment below

By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:

You agree that you, and not or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.

First name
Last name
Your neighborhood
Email address
Daytime phone

Your letter must be signed and include all of the information requested above. (Only your name and neighborhood are published with the letter.) Letters should be as brief as possible; while they may discuss any topic of interest to our readers, priority will be given to letters that relate to stories covered by The Brooklyn Paper.

Letters will be edited at the sole discretion of the editor, may be published in whole or part in any media, and upon publication become the property of The Brooklyn Paper. The earlier in the week you send your letter, the better.

This week’s featured advertisers

See all ads