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with special guest: Hartley’s Encore
The Grammy Award-winning Rebirth Brass Band brings the music of New Orleans to Saratoga!
Whether seen on HBO’s Treme or at their legendary Tuesday night gig at The Maple Leaf, the Rebirth Brass Band is a true New Orleans institution. Formed by the Frazier brothers in 1983, the band has long since graduated from the streets of the French Quarter to theaters and festivals all over the world. In addition to their commitment to uphold the tradition of brass bands, Rebirth’s music also extends into the the more modern realms of funk and hiphop to create their own signature, soul moving sound. This has placed them among the world’s top brass bands and they are the hands-down favorite among the younger generation. In reference to the sometimes-stringent competition amongst brass bands, Offbeat magazine remarked, “…it’s clear that Rebirth, which boasts 10 albums and has traveled the world, is the band to beat (July 2001).
Rebirth Brass Band have continued their innovative, contemporary approach to New Orleans music following up 2012’s Grammy
Award-winning album Rebirth of New Orleans with 2014’s Move Your Body which was released on Basin Street Records. Since its release, the record hit #1 and has been at the top of both the CMJ & Jazz Week Radio charts.
Over their 35-year career, Rebirth has not only won over several generations of music lovers, their music has become the soundtrack to an entire city.
* Rebirth Brass Band’s album “Rebirth of New Orleans” earned them the title of the first brass band ever to win a Grammy
* ”Rebirth of New Orleans” reached #9 on the Billboard Jazz Chart and #1 on the CMJ Jazz Charts.
* Rebirth has several cameos on the hit HBO series Treme as well as many soundtrack contributions.
Rebirth Brass Band has shared the stage with Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Grateful Dead, The Meters, The PFunk AllStars, Maceo
Parker, Dr. John, The Ohio Players, Ani DiFranco and more.
Band Website: www.rebirthbrassband.com
Hartley’s Encore is a funk/soul band from Albany, NY. Their mission: making music that’s equal parts soundtrack to your Saturday night and bacon for your Sunday brunch. Frequently FUNKY—and always soulful—H.E. is the house band at your dance party for the apocalypse.
Their sound: (1) smart melodies & hooks; (2) funk/R&B grooves; (3) earworm horn lines; (4) electrifying solos. Think: Bill Withers + The Meters + Jamiroquai + Tower of Power +Soulive/Lettuce.
They have shared the stage with established icons, and stars of today’s scene, such as Los Lobos, Eric Krasno (Soulive/Lettuce), Adam Deitch (Lettuce/Scofield/Break Science/AWB), Erick “Jesus” Coomes (Lettuce/Dr. Dre/Snoop Dogg/Talib Kweli), Sam Kininger (Soulive/Lettuce), and the Nth Power, as well as future stars, and artists on the rise, like Brandon “TAZ” Niederauer, and Kat Wright.
Hartley’s Encore was proud to share “Eyes Open’” with the world in April 2020. It was the 4th single release of 2019,-2020 (post-debut -EP) coming on the heels of “Feels So Good,” and “Burnin’,” and “All To You,” which have steadily racked up streams/plays, and continue to earn the band a growing fan-base (in new markets) since they dropped in 2019. The band was (again) blessed to have iconic drummer/producer Alan Evans (of Soulive) record and mix the single at his Iron Wax Studios in Erving, MA. Evans previously worked with the band on Feels So Good, Burnin’, and All To You, as well as the Hartley’s Encore EP (released 4/20/18)…
HartleysEncore was nominated in January 2020 for an (Upstate NY/Capital District NY) EddieAward in the “Best Jam Band” category (winners announced April 2020). They were were also selected by NYSMusic.com (in its annual year-in-reviews) as one of the “Best Under The Radar Bands” in New York State in 2019, and as a “[Band] You Should Know,” in 2017. Both their recorded material and high-energy live shows have received positive reviews: Flea Market Funk (Record Review); A & R Factory (Single Review); NYS Music (Record Review); NYS Music (Live Show Review); Times Union (Albany, NY); Spotlight (Albany, NY); NYS Music (In-Depth Interview).
Band Website: www.hartleysencore.com