A Birthday Party in New Orleans East with the TBC Brass Band @TBC_BrassBand

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At the end of the second-line, my homeboy Darren had to leave out quickly because the To Be Continued Brass Band had a gig at an apartment complex in New Orleans East, and I wanted to go as well, so we headed out there as quickly as we could, and found that it was a birthday party. With the weather so warm, a huge crowd of people came out to the courtyard to dance and party as TBC played. On trombone was Edward “Juicy” Jackson, just back from Southern University in Baton Rouge (the Bayou Classic had been the day before), and it was great to see him. The band played for about a half hour, and then we all headed out.

A Day in New Orleans With The TBC Brass Band

It was Satchmo Summer Fest weekend in New Orleans, and my friends in the To Be Continued Brass Band, or TBC, had invited me to spend the afternoon with them going around to their various gigs. They had already played several gigs before I got to New Orleans and caught up with them in the Treme neighborhood around 3:30 in the afternoon. I quickly learned that there’s really no better way to get a crash course in the unique culture of New Orleans than to spend a day with one of the city’s brass bands. During the rest of the afternoon and evening, I rolled with the TBC from a repast in Treme to a memorial block party in honor of someone who had died recently in Gert Town, to a birthday in another part of Gert Town, to a wedding in New Orleans East, to the Divine Ladies Ball at the Mardi Gras Ballroom of the Landmark Hotel in Metairie before winding things down at the Sportsmen’s Ladies event at the Autocrat Social Aid and Pleasure Club on St. Bernard Avenue in the Seventh Ward. Along the way I saw much of the unique “buck-jumping” dance of New Orleans second-lining, members of various social aid and pleasure clubs, and even a few of the Indians in their elaborate hand-sewn regalia, all accompanied by the festive music of one of New Orleans’ best brass bands. The long day of music and celebration ended at 1:30 AM, as the band members and I all headed our separate ways for some badly-needed rest.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvBH2eTWneg

Every Wednesday, the TBC Brass Band performs at the Hot East Daiquiri Shop on Downman Road in New Orleans East. It’s not a large venue, but it’s a lot of fun. 7/4/12

Every Wednesday, the TBC Brass Band performs at the Hot East Daiquiri Shop on Downman Road in New Orleans East. It’s not a large venue, but it’s a lot of fun. 7/4/12

Every Wednesday, the TBC Brass Band performs at the Hot East Daiquiri Shop on Downman Road in New Orleans East. It’s not a large venue, but it’s a lot of fun. 7/4/12

Every Wednesday, the TBC Brass Band performs at the Hot East Daiquiri Shop on Downman Road in New Orleans East. It’s not a large venue, but it’s a lot of fun. 7/4/12