Dirty Dozen Brass Band

At Canal Convergence
Launch Party

StartNovember 8, 20185:00 pm
General Entry:FREE

The Concert

The New Orleans-based Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Celebrating over 40 years since its founding in 1977, the group 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 sound, described by the band as a “musical gumbo,” has allowed the Dirty Dozen to tour across five 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.

Opening: The Sara Robinson Band delivers a solidly rock ‘n’ roll sound, influenced by legends like Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, but twisted through a modern filter. From heavy rockers to emotional ballads, this Valley-based four-piece performs music that is both epic and deeply felt.

The Launch Party

Join the biggest arts-centered party in the Valley at the Canal Convergence 2018 Launch Party! The night includes a concert by recording artists Dirty Dozen Brass Band with the Sara Robinson Band opening. You’ll also be able to preview all the artworks and experience the first firing of the Floatus fire show by Phoenix’s own Walter Productions before Canal Convergence officially starts. Local favorite food trucks will be on site and beverages will be available for purchase from the Two Brothers Beer and Wine Tent.

Soleri Plaza is at the Scottsdale Waterfront on the west side of Scottsdale Road, just south of Camelback Road. This is an outdoor venue. Attendees should wear comfortable shoes and layered clothing appropriate for an evening in November. This event is free, general admission and standing room only.


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