Summer Sounds: Boomtown Brass Band

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Boomtown Brass Band performs the high-energy hot jazz of 1920s New Orleans, featuring the incredible interplay of guitar, banjo, tuba, saxophone, clarinet, cornet, and trombone. Boomtown is Houston’s only dedicated trad jazz ensemble, citing among its influences the Louis Armstrong Hot Five and Hot Seven, King Oliver, New Orleans Rhythm Kings, Original Dixieland Jass Band, Jelly Roll Morton, Bix Beiderbecke, and Jabbo Smith, to name a few. Formed by bassist and tubaist Thomas Helton in the spring of 2015, Boomtown has become a crowd favorite in the Houston area, and is great music for listening or dancing. Boomtown Brass Band’s mission: keeping the origins of what is arguably the “only original American art form” not just alive, but dancing, singing, and celebrating.

The Summer Sounds concert will feature a selection of "hot jazz" favorites from the 1920's -- material from Joe "King" Oliver, The Original Dixieland Jass Band, New Orleans Rhythm Kings, Bix Beiderbecke, and original material written by Boomtown Brass Band.

Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided by Saint Arnold Brewing Company. Steel City Pops will be on-site selling all natural creamy and fruity pops. In case of inclement weather, check the website and the FB event posting for updates. The Chapel will remain open until 7pm.

The estimated value of this program is $10 a person. Pay what you can by clicking the link: https://webapps.softrek.com/pm01prod/cwapp/donation/login.do?dsource=1803161815043045&appeal=PDPGM
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By: Rothko Chapel

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