JEFFERY BROUSSARD & THE CREOLE COWBOYS

Zydeco Dance Music

JEFFERY BROUSSARD & THE CREOLE COWBOYS

BAD CACTUS BRASS BAND

Wed, August 27, 2014

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15.00 - $20.00

This event is 21 and over

Food available outside from Sandra Dee's Catering! -- http://www.sandradeescatering.com/#!menu/c24tf Born and raised in Louisiana and we come to you with "delicious Creole food", just like my mom, aunts and grandmothers cooked back home. ~Sandra Dee

JEFFERY BROUSSARD & THE CREOLE COWBOYS
JEFFERY BROUSSARD & THE CREOLE COWBOYS
Zydeco Dance Music
Echoing the Creole Past, Charting Zydeco’s Future

Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys features the accordion mastery and soulful vocals of front man Jeffery Broussard, from the legendary band, Zydeco Force.

The band delivers great, pack-the-floor renditions of Creole classics as well as their own brand of contemporary Zydeco.

Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys are taking the next generation’s perspective of this music and presenting it with contemporary flair and expertise.

Early Creole music, as played by legends Canray Fontenot on fiddle and Jeffery’s father, accordion player Delton Broussard, is experiencing a well-deserved resurgence of interest in Louisiana today.

Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys create incredible music and outstanding performances, cultivating and inspiring new generations of Creole zydeco fans.

Jeffery Broussard "Accordionist of the Year" - Zydeco Music & Creole Heritage Awards 2007

Louisiana Division of the Arts grant recipient 2007-2008

Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys in New York with Elisa Monte Dance Troupe "Mr. Broussard and his Cowboys are fabulous: You start moving in your seat as soon as their rhythmic, rich melodies, both joyous and mournful, flood the theater."- Claudia La Rocco, New York Times Dance Critic. January 2009
BAD CACTUS BRASS BAND
BAD CACTUS BRASS BAND
The Bad Cactus Brass Band is a New Orleans Second Line street jazz band based in Phoenix, Arizona. Founded by sousaphonist Benjie Messer, their members include many of the fieriest jazz musicians in the Phoenix area.

Their repertoire includes original dance music, funky street beats, traditional dixieland, gospel and swing, and pop songs reinterpreted with a brass band sound. Powered by tuba, drums, trumpets, saxophones, and trombones, the Bad Cactus Brass Band brings a Mardi Gras energy to street corners, festivals, parties, nightclubs, weddings, and funerals.

Notable Accomplishments:

Bad Cactus Brass Band burst onto the Phoenix scene in 2009, and within a year their distinctive take on New Orleans jazz and funk had become a prominent voice of the city. Their joyful energy and second line traditions have graced many of the area's biggest festivals, including Phoenix's Fabulous Fourth of July, Tempe's Fiesta Bowl Block Party, Tempe Oktoberfest, Glendale Glitters, the Scottsdale Arts Festival, the Desert Botanical Garden's Luminaria Nights, and free concert series put on Centers for the Arts in Scottsdale, Mesa, and Chandler. They have have been featured on radio and television and have marched in the Phoenix Annual Parade of the Arts and the Phoenix Saint Patrick's Day Parade. Their performances at charitable events have been sponsored by corporate giving programs of Phoenix's most successful companies. They worked with the Downtown Phoenix Partnership to found the Downtown Phoenix Mardi Gras Parade and Festival in 2011, and have provided entertainment for many of the Valley's other Mardi Gras-themed events. In 2012, the New Times named them Phoenix's best traditional New Orleans brass band.

Always on the lookout for new experiences, Bad Cactus Bass Band has performed at elementary schools, picnics, churches, theaters, pep rallies, talent shows, farmers markets, ASU fairs, fraternity parties, pub crawls, block parties, house parties, nightclubs, Chinese restaurants, burlesque shows, weddings, Suns games, casino nights, benefit and charity concerts, Christmas tree lightings, grand openings, corporate luncheons, industry expos, anniversaries, senior centers, and funerals. They have appeared at German events as a polka band, at Jewish events as a klezmer band, and at the Phoenix ComiCon as the world's first New Orleans-style chiptune band. They have performed on street corners, on the light rail, on escalators and in elevators, in record stores and libraries. Musical guerillas, they have paraded uninvited into clubs, stores, and several breakfast establishments before 6:00 AM.

Bad Cactus Brass Band has released two albums, Arizona Mardi Gras and Christmas Cactus. They have toured as far as Moab, Utah, and have opened for the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, as well as many of Arizona's most exciting young bands, including Dry River Yacht Club, Captain Squeegee, and the Sugar Thieves.
Venue Information:
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014
http://www.rhythmroom.com/