FUNK NATION HITS BLEECKER

Big Sam’s trombone compels you

Gather the plastic beads, spray-tan your rude bits, and practice your TSA stance: There is just ‘One Month to Mardi Gras,’ as (le) poisson rouge reminds us tonight. Fortunately, the Bleecker hub has chosen to focus on the godlier part of the New Orleans festival, the incredible jazz that spills into the streets all day and night, which headliner Big Sam’s Funky Nation represent with gusto. Bandleader and trombonist Big Sam Williams, formerly of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, deliver kinetic, brassy jazz with a spike of modern rock. You’ve seen them on Treme, but that volume only goes so high; that won’t be a problem tonight. With Eric Krasno & Chapter 2.
Sat., Feb. 5, 8 p.m., 2011

 
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